[Buildroot] Buildroot 2011.11-rc1 "spinal-tap day" released

Peter Korsgaard jacmet at uclibc.org
Fri Nov 11 20:33:40 UTC 2011


Buildroot 2011.11-rc1 is released - Go download it at:




Or get it from Git:


A bit later than expected, but what better day than 11/11/11 to do the

Please give it a spin and report any problems to the mailing list or
bug tracker. Many thanks to the people contributing to this release:

git shortlog -s -n 2011.08..
    95  Gustavo Zacarias
    93  Peter Korsgaard
    54  Thomas Petazzoni
    25  Yann E. MORIN
    17  Sven Neumann
    13  Yegor Yefremov
     7  H Hartley Sweeten
     7  Thomas De Schampheleire
     5  Frederic Bassaler
     4  Maxime Ripard
     3  Arnout Vandecappelle (Essensium/Mind)
     3  Baruch Siach
     3  Jean-Christophe PLAGNIOL-VILLARD
     3  Kelvin Cheung
     2  Danomi Mocelopolis
     2  Luca Ceresoli
     2  Murat Demirten
     2  Samuel Martin
     2  Stany MARCEL
     1  Benoit Mauduit
     1  Dan Pattison
     1  Daniel Mack
     1  Darius Augulis
     1  David Wagner
     1  Julien Boibessot
     1  Mike Frysinger
     1  Phil Edworthy
     1  Philippe Pepiot
     1  Roeland Van Praet
     1  Subramaniam C.A
     1  Wade Berrier
     1  Will Moore

It's nice to see contributions from lots of new people in addition to
the "oldtimers", and that Gustavo this time beat me to the no1 place ;)

It has been a quite busy development cycle, with more than 350
commits, and a number of large scale changes.

Of noteworthy new features we have:

 - Support for local packages and package overrides

 - Documentation moved to asciidoc - Run make manual to generate it.

 - Custom GIT repo support for Barebox, similar to U-Boot

 - Internal and external toolchain fixes and updates. Sysroot copying
   step optimized.

 - Linux kernel extensions infrastructure added. Xenomai + RTAI

 - Package dir / name arguments dropped from {GEN,AUTO,CMAKE}TARGETS

 - Support scripts moves to scripts, patch-kernel.sh renamed to

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


As mentioned in the Buildroot Developer Day report, I will create a
next branch now and start merging in new features, rather than waiting
until 2011.11 is released:



Bye, Peter Korsgaard

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