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Final release of the ARM Linux Internet Platform

Monday, September 13th, 2010

ARM and Movial released the fifth and final release of the ARM Linux Internet Platform. The biggest changes are:

  • Totem media player added
  • HAL removed
  • Xorg server 1.9

The full list of chagnes is here.

This is the final release of the ARM Linux Internet Platform. For new development please have a look at Linaro.

Linux on ARM, v2

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

ARM and Movial released a second version of the ARM Linux Internet Platform (ALIP). ALIP is a stable software stack including most of the GNOME Mobile stack. It’s not a full distribution including hundreds of applications like OpenEmbedded but it’s meant to  provide a solid software stack for easily creating your own embedded project for any ARM based hardware.

ALIP is designed to integrate a hardware specific BSP, including proprietary BSPs, with a generic Linux software stack  (e.g. GNOME Mobile) providing a straightforward way of creating a base for a new product. The UI and application layer is expected to be product specific and ALIP includes only a simple Matchbox based desktop environment.

The changes from the first release are listed thoroughly on the generic-2 release notes but here’s a list of the biggest changes:

Kaze’s (similar to alip-project but using XFCE instead of Matchbox) master branch is already updated to match the new generic-2 release but it’s not branched for stable release yet.