Over the WE, a fairly large number of patches to Buildroot have been merged, with interesting new features and improvements:
- OpenGL implementation and GStreamer plugins for NVidia Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 processors. Users of platforms based on Tegra 2/3 will now be able to use Buildroot and take advantage of multimedia capabilities. Thanks a lot to +Nicolas Serafini
for submitting the initial patches, and Yann E. Morin for polishing the patches.
- Accelerated X.org driver for i.MX5 platforms. Thanks to Jérôme Pouiller.
- Buildroot packages have been gaining hash files since a few months, to validate the integrity of downloaded tarballs. Thanks to recent changes submitted by Yann E. Morin, when a hash file is present, it is mandatory that all files downloaded by the package have a corresponding hash.
- Re-implementation of features like "make source" (download everything that's needed for offline build), "make source-check" (verify that all the tarballs needed for the build are still available), "make external-deps" (list the tarballs needed to do the build) and "make legal-info" (generate the licensing report). These features are now fully based on the Buildroot package infrastructure, which make them more correct (the previous implementation could miss some packages) and actually simpler.
Of course, in addition to this, a lot of other package updates and additions have been merged.
Stay tuned for a 2015.05-rc1 release at the beginning of May, and a final 2015.05 at the end of May!