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FWTS 17.03.00 released

Ivan Hu of Canonical announced the release of FWTS 17.03.00. There’s a new SBBR test, and a slew of bugfixes.

New Features :
  * ACPICA: Update to version 20170224
  * sbbr: Add “–sbbr” flag to support running SBBR Tests.
  * acpi: iort: Add support for SMMUv3

http://fwts.ubuntu.com/release/fwts-V17.03.00.tar.gz
https://launchpad.net/~firmware-testing-team/+archive/ubuntu/ppa-fwts-stable
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FirmwareTestSuite/ReleaseNotes/17.03.00
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fwts
https://lists.01.org/mailman/listinfo/luv

https://community.arm.com/iot/b/blog/posts/arm-server-standards-part-2-sbbr-specification-released

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Linaro Binary Toolchain Release GCC 6.3-2017.02

Linaro does regular drops of core tools, and these days they’re using GCC v6.x, and GCC has a few new language features and target architecture features recently. Excerpting the Linaro announcement:

The Linaro GCC 6.3-2017.02 Release is now available. […]  The Linaro binary toolchain is a collection of x86-hosted GNU cross-toolchains targeting a variety of ARM architecture targets. Linaro TCWG provides these toolchains as a service to our members. Due to hardware availability, system-image availability, validation complexity, and user-base size, not all host and target toolchain combinations can be validated by Linaro with the same rigor. The most rigorously validated targets are little-endian and hardfloat implementations of the 32-bit ARMv7 (arm), 32-bit ARMv8 (armv8), and 64-bit ARMv8 (aarch64) architectures.  Linaro recommends those targets to our members. […] The host system upon which the cross-compiler will run requires a minimum of glibc 2.14, because of API changes to glibc’s memcpy API. Linaro recommends using the 64-bit x86_64 host toolchains as the 32-bit i686 host toolchains and the 32-bit mingw host toolchains will only be provided as long as there is sufficient member interest to justify their continued availability. […] The GCC 6 Release series has significant changes from the GCC 5 release series.  For an explanation of the changes please see the following website[1]. For help in porting to GCC 6 please see the following explanation[2]. […]

[1] https://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-6/changes.html
[2] https://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-6/porting_to.html
https://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/

http://releases.linaro.org/components/toolchain/gcc-linaro/6.3-2017.02/
http://releases.linaro.org/components/toolchain/binaries/6.3-2017.02/
http://snapshots.linaro.org/components/toolchain/binaries/

See the full announcement for more details:
https://lists.linaro.org/mailman/listinfo/linaro-toolchain

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Olimex releases TERES I, open source hardware ARM laptop

We are proud to announce that our TERES I laptop is complete. We have assembled units and now working on the software. The building instructions are uploaded here and you can see that it’s pretty easy to build one yourself. This weekend in Bruxell at FOSDEM we will have table in Hall AW where every one could touch and play with the very first built laptops. All spare parts are uploaded at the web. Hardware CAD files and Linux build scripts are on GitHub. TERES I is completely designed with KiCAD FOSS so everyone can download and learn, study, edit, modify. Hardwarewise everything is OK and works, the software need some care to be completed, power supply management, Linux distribution, and few more details need attention, but we hope everything to be complete till Friday!

TERES I was the first king of the Odrysian state of Thrace where Plovdiv is also located.

One of the files on github mentions:

In progress
To Do
[…]
* Clean binary blobs if possible
[…]

https://www.olimex.com/Products/DIY%20Laptop/KITS/
https://github.com/OLIMEX/DIY-LAPTOP
https://olimex.wordpress.com/2017/02/01/teres-i-do-it-yourself-open-source-hardware-and-software-hackers-friendly-laptop-is-complete/

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