Buildroot Changelog

New in version 2012.11.1

January 8th, 2013
  • This version fixes critical issues discovered since the 2012.11 release, most importantly with non-largefile builds on recent Ubuntu versions.

New in version 2012.11 (January 4th, 2013)

  • This version adds a large number of new packages (43): at91bootstrap3, ccid and pscs-lite, gnupg, opus, Linux-pam, perl, python3, qemu, tirpc and rpcbind, adds binutils 2.23.1, GCC 4.7.2, and recent Codebench/Linaro toolchains.
  • The default is now GCC 4.6.
  • The manual has been reworked and extended, and lots of package license annotations added.

New in version 2012.05 (June 1st, 2012)

  • This version adds 34 new packages (including Systemd, polarssl, and a number of networking packages), adds GCC 4.7, uClibc, and support for Linaro external ARM toolchains, supports Microblaze (using an external toolchain), deprecates Xtensa support, adds more QEMU defconfigs (including Microblaze and e500 PowerPC.Defconfigs for Beaglebone, Pandaboard, and Freescale mx53qsb), adds patch series support in, and adds other updates and bugfixes.

New in version 2011.11 (December 1st, 2011)

  • Support for local packages and package overrides was added.
  • Documentation was moved to AsciiDoc and extended.
  • Running "make manual" will generate it.
  • There were internal and external toolchain fixes and updates, and the sysroot copying step was optimised.
  • Linux kernel extension infrastructure was added.
  • Xenomai and RTAI support was added.
  • Package dir/name arguments were dropped from {GEN,AUTO,CMAKE}TARGETS.
  • New packages were included: bluez-utils, cifs-utils, fftw, fluxbox, json-c, libev, libftdi, libgeotiff, libmodbus, libplayer, live555, ngrep, noip, opencv, openocd, picocom, poco, portaudio, pulseaudio, pv, rtai, vala, and xenomai.

New in version 2011.05 (June 15th, 2011)

  • Updated/fixed packages: makedevs

New in version 2011.02 (March 1st, 2011)

  • A proper split of host and target binaries was established.
  • The cross pkg-config now also automatically returns correct values for cross compilation, without needing any environment variables to be set.
  • This release also included external toolchain and crosstool-ng backend improvements and out-of-the-box support for downloading/using CodeSourcery toolchains, a rework of how hardware boards are supported, support for a number of qemu configs, a generic cmake infrastructure similar to the existing GENTARGETS/AUTOTARGETS, and support for bzr downloads in addition to the existing git/SVN/FTP/HTTP support.

New in version 2010.11 (December 13th, 2010)

  • An experimental crosstool-NG backend was provided for toolchain handling.
  • In the long term, this is expected to replace the internal toolchain handling.
  • Kconfig infrastructure was updated (from 2.6.36) with savedefconfig and nconfig support.
  • A convenience Makefile wrapper is now created in the output directory for out-of-tree builds (make O=).
  • Download handling was reworked and support for git/SVN downloads was added.
  • Support for ARM Cortex A9 and Sparc LEON variants was added, and support for Alpha, Cris, IA64, and Sparc64 was removed.

New in version 2009.11 (December 2nd, 2009)

  • Simplified / cleaned up output directories, thanks to Thomas Petazzoni
  • Sane clean/distclean make targets
  • Defconfigs are now located in configs/ for easy browsing like U-Boot / the Linux kernel
  • Support for the ARM cortex A8 architecture and GCC 4.4.2 support
  • New packages: divine, gvfs, libarchive, libmicrohttpd, sdl_sound, swfdec and sysstat
  • A bunch of more packages are converted into format, bringing cleanups and fixes various build issues.

New in version 2009.08 (September 3rd, 2009)

  • There are improvements to the external toolchain support, including glibc support.
  • Support for the Xtensa architecture.
  • A QT-based configurator (make xconfig).
  • Cleanups to handling.
  • New packages: bmon, ctorrent, dosfstools, enchant, gst-plugins-bad, iw, libmms, libnl, libuuid, netstat-nat, ntfsprogs, sdl_gfx, and spawn-fcgi.
  • Several more packages have been converted into format, bringing cleanups and fixing various build issues.
  • There are package version updates and bugfixes.