Linaro, a nonprofit organization that aims to accelerate embedded Linux development for the ARM architecture, has announced its first software release. Version 11.10 of the group's software stack quietly debuted this week. The group appears to be attracting interest and making steady progress.
Founded earlier this year by a coalition of ARM technology vendors, Linaro is not quite like other mobile Linux consortia. Rather than producing its own platform, the group wisely decided to focus on upstream work that will benefit existing mobile middleware projects. LInaro's efforts so far have primarily revolved around hardware enablement in the kernel and improving development tools. The group's work will eventually reduce the time that it takes for companies to bring ARM-powered products to market with Linux.