Next Release : New Kernel, New Toolchain + Filesystem
The next MDK release will involve a large update of base software.
This is a heads up that the next MDK release (scheduled to come out sometime around 2/12) will be a notable departure from the earlier releases in the following ways:
- New Kernel - the next release will advance the Linux Kernel to version 3.1 (or potenrially 3.2) from 2.6.34-rc1 and will sync back up to the linux mainline. Several new features and performance improvements for the OMAP-L138 SOC have been incorporated into this Kernel
- New Toolchain - the next release will be built using GCC 4.4.3 and eglibc (instead of glibc).
- New Angstrom Distribution - the angstrom build is being advanced from the classing OE to the new OE Core infrastructure supporting the recent 2012.1 Distribution. Faster boot time, updated tools, etc. Details about reproducing the filesystem will be coming shortly.
Critical Link will likely not advise current customer to upgrade to the new release unless they have a specific need for the upgrade, as some of the custom board files will not have been advanced to the new kernel by the release date.
New customers (or new designs) should start with this release if at all possible for smoother long term support.