[Buildroot] Buildroot 2018.08-rc1 released

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com
Sun Aug 5 14:08:06 UTC 2018


Buildroot 2018.08-rc1 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


Please give it a spin and report any problems to the mailing list or
bug tracker.

With 897 commits since 2018.05, this is probably one of the smallest
release we had in recent years, after a fairly busy 2018.05 cycle that
had 1266 commits. We received contributions from 101 different

Of noteworthy new features/changes we have:


	- add support for gcc 8.x, switch to gcc 7.x as the default
	- add support for gdb 8.1, switch to gdb 8.0 as the default
	  and remove gdb 7.10/7.11
	- add support for binutils 2.31
	- NIOSII CodeSourcery toolchain updated
	- Linaro AArch64 BE toolchain added, and other Linaro
	  toolchains updated
	- Synopsys ARC pre-built toolchain updated

	Architecture: add support for ARM Cortex-M7

	Major updates:

	- systemd bumped to 239
	- Qt5 bumped to 5.11.1
	- Rust bumped to 1.27
	- GStreamer stack bumped to 1.14.2
	- X.org server bumped to 1.20, and all X.org proto packages
	  replaced by the single xorgproto package
	- i.MX6 support packages bumped to 6.2.4

	Linux: bumped to 4.17 by default.

	Infrastructure: new package infrastructure added for packages
	using the Meson build system

	New packages: at-spi2-atk, at-spi2-core, capnproto, cmocka,
	corkscrew, cutelyst, davfs2, flatcc, libidn2, libgit2,
	libopusenc, mender, nghttp2, perl-convert-asn1, perl-crypt-blowfish,
	perl-crypt-cbc, perl-digest-md5, perl-mime-base64-urlsafe,
	perl-mojolicious-plugin-authentication, perl-net-ping,
	perl-net-snmp, perl-net-ssh2, perl-net-telnet, pigz,
	python-reentry, python-request-id, python-validators,
	python-webob, shadowsocks-libev, speexdsp, xorgproto, wampcc

	New defconfigs: NXP i.MX7D SDB, Boundary Devices Nitrogen 8M,
	Olimex A10 OLinuxino, ZynqMP ZCU106

	Removed packages: all xproto_* have been removed and replaced
	by xorgproto

And the usual package version updates and bug fixes. See the CHANGES
file for details:


Many thanks to the people contributing to this release:

git shortlog -s -n 2018.05..

   135  Fabrice Fontaine
   122  Bernd Kuhls
    84  Baruch Siach
    71  Yann E. MORIN
    44  Francois Perrad
    38  Fabio Estevam
    38  Romain Naour
    29  Peter Korsgaard
    27  Thomas Petazzoni
    23  Gaël PORTAY
    19  Thomas De Schampheleire
    17  Gary Bisson
    15  Carlos Santos
    12  Eric Le Bihan
    12  Joseph Kogut
    10  Evgeniy Didin
    10  Martin Bark
     9  Adam Duskett
     9  Angelo Compagnucci
     9  Jörg Krause
     6  Asaf Kahlon
     6  Marcus Folkesson
     5  Luca Ceresoli
     5  Ricardo Martincoski
     4  Florian La Roche
     4  Geoff Levand
     4  Hollis Blanchard
     4  Joel Carlson
     4  Leon Anavi
     4  Min Xu
     4  Nicolas Cavallari
     4  Petr Vorel
     4  Pierre Ducroquet
     3  Alexey Brodkin
     3  Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind)
     3  Daniel Nicoletti
     3  Gwenhael Goavec-Merou
     3  Jagan Teki
     3  Julien BOIBESSOT
     3  Jérémy Rosen
     3  Marcin Niestroj
     3  Peter Seiderer
     3  Sven Neumann
     3  Zoltan Gyarmati
     2  Alfredo Alvarez Fernandez
     2  Antoine Tenart
     2  Artem Panfilov
     2  Bartosz Golaszewski
     2  Jan Kraval
     2  Martijn de Gouw
     2  Matt Weber
     2  Max Filippov
     2  Michaël Burtin
     2  Ofer Heifetz
     2  Ryan Coe
     2  Thomas Ehrhardt
     2  Trent Piepho
     2  Vasant Hegde
     2  Waldemar Brodkorb
     2  Yegor Yefremov
     1  Alex Suykov
     1  André Hentschel
     1  Anssi Hannula
     1  Asgeir Bjarni Ingvarsson
     1  Atanas Palavrov Updating wiringPi to add support for RPi3B+
     1  Bryce Ferguson
     1  Charles Hardin
     1  Christoph Engelbert
     1  Damien Thébault
     1  Dan Walkes
     1  David Barbion
     1  David De Grave (Essensium/Mind)
     1  David Owens
     1  Ignacy Gawędzki
     1  J. Tang
     1  Jan Dohl
     1  Jan Heylen
     1  Jared Bents
     1  Jason A. Donenfeld
     1  Jean-François Têtu
     1  Joel Stanley
     1  Johan Oudinet
     1  John Faith
     1  Laurent Cans
     1  Laurent Hartanerot
     1  Mathieu Maret
     1  Mikhail Karpenko
     1  Oleksandr Zhadan
     1  Paresh Chaudhary
     1  Pierre-Louis Bossart
     1  Robert Beckett
     1  Roman Gorbenkov
     1  Sam Bobroff
     1  Sam Lancia
     1  Samuel Mendoza-Jonas
     1  Sefan Rommel
     1  Stefan Sørensen
     1  Sébastien Szymanski
     1  Valentin Korenblit
     1  Vincent Prince
     1  Yannis Damigos

And a special thanks to our patch reviewers:

git log 2018.05.. | grep -Ei '(reviewed|acked)-by:' | \
    sed 's/.*by: //' | sort | uniq -c | sort -n -r

     24 "Yann E. MORIN" <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
      6 Peter Seiderer <ps.report at gmx.net>
      4 Carlos Santos <casantos at datacom.com.br>
      4 Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind) <arnout at mind.be>
      3 Romain Naour <romain.naour at gmail.com>
      3 Ricardo Martincoski <ricardo.martincoski at gmail.com>
      3 Joel Carlson <JoelsonCarl at gmail.com>
      3 Baruch Siach <baruch at tkos.co.il>
      2 Yegor Yefremov <yegorslists at googlemail.com>
      2 Petr Vorel <petr.vorel at gmail.com>
      1 Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com>
      1 Thomas De Schampheleire <thomas.de_schampheleire at nokia.com>
      1 Ryan Coe <bluemrp9 at gmail.com>
      1 Ricardo Martincoski <ricardo.martincoski at datacom.ind.br>
      1 Matt Weber <matthew.weber at rockwellcollins.com>
      1 Luca Ceresoli <luca at lucaceresoli.net>
      1 Jagan Teki <jagan at amarulasolutions.com>
      1 Eric Le Bihan <eric.le.bihan.dev at free.fr>

Like usual, we will now create a next branch and start merging in new
features, rather than wait until 2018.08 is released.

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering

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