Commit 6ce80b6a authored by Thomas Petazzoni's avatar Thomas Petazzoni
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CHANGES: update for 2017.08-rc1



Signed-off-by: default avatarThomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni@free-electrons.com>
parent dadea4a9
2017.08-rc1, To be released
Major revamp of the gettext handling, with user-visible
effect:
Infrastructure:
- Major revamp of the gettext handling, with user-visible
effect:
- prior to this revamp, when BR2_ENABLE_LOCALE=y, each
package could decide to enable or not NLS support. When
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by passing --disable-nls to packages.
- after this revamp, a new BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS option
controls whether NLS support should be enabled or not in
packages. This option defaults to disabled, which means
that now, NLS support is by default disabled in all
packages.
Therefore, if you need NLS support in packages, you must now
explicitly enable the BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS option.
controls whether NLS support should be enabled or not in
packages. This option defaults to disabled, which means
that now, NLS support is by default disabled in all
packages.
Infrastructure:
Therefore, if you need NLS support in packages, you must now
explicitly enable the BR2_SYSTEM_ENABLE_NLS option.
- The host directory no longer has a usr/ component. This
makes it much more natural to use that directory as an
externally used toolchain. For compatibility with existing
scripts, a link usr -> . is still added.
- Hashes are now checked on tarballs by Buildroot when a
package is sourced from a Git repository.
- Patches are no longer being downloaded from Github, since
auto-generated patches could change over time, and break
hashes. All patches that were downloaded from Github are now
stored in their respective package directories.
- Hash files in packages can now contain hashes for the
license files contained in the package source code. This
allows to detect changes in such license files.
- Binaries in $(TARGET_DIR) are now cleaned up from invalid
RPATHs at the end of the build.
- A new "make sdk" target prepares $(HOST_DIR) to be
relocatable: turns RPATHs in host binaries into relocatable
ones, removes bogus RPATHs from staging binaries/libraries,
and provides a relocate-sdk script that can be executed to
relocate the SDK after installation.
- Addition of utils/genrandconfig which generates a random
configuration based on a set of pre-defined toolchain
configurations (support/config-fragments/autobuild/) and a
random selection of packages. It is now used by the
autobuilders to generate the random configurations.
Filesystems:
- ext2/3/4 filesystems are now generated using mkfs.ext from
e2fsprogs instead of using genext2fs.
Architecture:
- Addition of support for ARM big.LITTLE variants
- Improved MIPS support, with options to select NaN encoding
and FP32 mode.
Toolchain:
- Switch to gcc 6.x as the default gcc version, add support
for gcc 7.x, remove support for gcc 4.8
- Support added for gdb 8.0
- uClibc-ng bumped to 1.0.26
- CodeSourcery toolchains for x86 and SuperH have been
removed, they were using a too old glibc version
(2.17). External toolchains with glibc 2.17 or earlier are
no longer supported.
- The version selection in the glibc package has been
removed. Like musl and uClibc-ng, we now use the latest
glibc version.
- Improved support for Xtensa toolchain overlays, which can
now be downloaded.
Tools:
- Numerous improvements to the runtime test infrastructure
- Tests are now executed by Gitlab CI on a regular basis
- Tools that are directly useful to the user have been moved
from support/scripts/ to utils/: brmake, check-package,
get-developers, scancpan, scanpipy, size-stats-compare,
test-pkg.
New defconfigs: A13 Olinuxino, Engicam platforms (i.CoreM6
Solo/Dual/DualLite/Quad, RQS SOM, GEAM6UL SOM, Is.IoT MX6UL
SOM), Nano Pi M1 (Plus), OrangePi Zero and Plus.
New packages: azure-iot-sdk-c, cracklib, dt-utils, easy-rsa,
erlang-jiffy, erlang-p1-oauth2, erlang-p1-xmpp,
ifupdown-scripts, irrlicht, kodi-inputstream-adaptive,
kodi-inputstream-rtmp, kvazaar, let-me-create, libloki,
libpwquality, libressl, libspatialindex, libva-utils,
linuxconsoletools, linuxptp, luaossl, lua-sdl2, lua-stdlib,
lsscsi, paxtest, pcre2, pixz, python-asn1crypto,
python-backports-shutil-get-terminal-size, python-bcrypt,
python-cheroot, python-h2, python-hpack, python-hyperframe,
python-hyperlink, python-ipython-genutils, python-pathlib2,
python-pickleshare, python-priority, python-portend,
python-scandir, python-systemd, python-tempora,
python-traitlets, python-typepy, qt5virtualkeyboard,
ratpoison, rauc, refpolicy, rhash, sdl2_mixer, sdl2_net,
xr819-xradio, zstd
Removed packages: input-tools, mke2img
Issues resolved (http://bugs.buildroot.org):
#9341: avahi-utils does not compile with uClibc + libglib2
#9441: Link BR2_TOOLCHAIN_EXTERNAL_GDB_SERVER_COPY to
BR2_ENABLE_DEBUG
#9746: ext4 image generated by Buildroot is not working
properly with U-Boot
#9886: Build fails with "unexpected EOF while looking for
matching `"'" if PATH contains a newline
#9891: parted 3.1 => 3.2?
#9911: qt5 does not build on sparc
#9916: qt5 does not build on
arm-buildroot-linux-uclibcgnueabihf for ARMv8 cores
#9936: Host QEMU does not build with SDL support because of
pkg-config
#9941: nodejs option disappears for arm
#9951: SCANCPAN failure
#9966: util-linux-2.30/.stamp_built' failed
#9976: License file for package 'rtl8821au' incorrect
#9991: SGX Error implicit declaration of function
dmac_map_area
#10011: wget does not work from Buildroot
#10036: Buildroot builds Raspbian Jessie headless image
presenting incorrect prompt
#10051: make: *** No rule to make target
'raspberrpi3_defconfig'. Stop reported with Buildroot
v2017.05.1
#10056: No .config file was produced in /buildroot folder
#10061: gcc5.4 buildroot toolchain for powerpc libsanitizer
failure
#10076: Makefile:4113: recipe for target 'all-gcc' failed
2017.05.2, Released July 27th, 2017
Important / security related fixes.
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