changeset 1455:1dbc3634ad0e

Last release's web page announcement went on the site but not into the repo.
author Rob Landley <>
date Sun, 09 Oct 2011 18:27:33 -0500
parents b37d9183753b
children 9fdbf60e5543
files www/header.html www/news.html
diffstat 2 files changed, 47 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-) [+]
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--- a/www/header.html	Sun Oct 09 15:39:57 2011 -0500
+++ b/www/header.html	Sun Oct 09 18:27:33 2011 -0500
@@ -9,8 +9,8 @@
 <table border=1><tr><td>
-<li><p>Current release: (version 1.0.3, August 22, 2011):
-<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.0.3.tar.bz2>build scripts</a>,
+<li><p>Current release: (version 1.1.0, October 2, 2011):
+<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.1.0.tar.bz2>build scripts</a>,
 <a href=downloads/binaries>prebuilt binaries</a>,
 <a href=screenshots>screen shots</a>.</p></li>
 <li><p>Development version:
--- a/www/news.html	Sun Oct 09 15:39:57 2011 -0500
+++ b/www/news.html	Sun Oct 09 18:27:33 2011 -0500
@@ -6,7 +6,51 @@
 <hr />
-<h2><a name="08-22-2011" />June 22, 2011</h2>
+<h2><a name="10-02-2011" />October 2, 2011</h2>
+<a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.1.0.tar.bz2>Aboriginal Linux 1.1.0</a> is out,
+based on <a href=/hg/aboriginal/rev/1452>hg commit 1452</a>.</p>
+<p>The big news is that Linux From Scratch 6.7 now builds to completion
+under 11 targets, via the <a href=control-images/downloads/binaries/lfs-bootstrap.hdc>lfs-bootstrap</a> <a href=control-images>build control
+image</a>. The remaining platforms all show target-specific issues
+(often just insufficient board support in QEMU) rather than generic
+problems with the build environment. The big bugfix allowing this to happen
+was the m4 build hang (which was a bash bug).</p>
+<p>The only upgraded package was BusyBox 1.19.2, but there were several
+performance tweaks and bugfixes, such as:</p>
+<li><p>The more/ script sets up a chroot using the
+build/root-filesystem-$TARGET directory and a build control image,
+for quickly testing build control images natively (generally using the
+i686 or x86-64 root filesystems).</p></li>
+<li><p>The more/ timeout value is now configurable via the
+TIMEOUT=seconds environment variable (defaulting to 60).</p></li>
+<li><p>Tuned the
+more/ script in FORK=1 mode to take available memory into account
+determinging CPUS (so it doesn't overload the build machine so easily).</p></li>
+<li><p>When enables distcc it sets CPUS=3 because several current QEMU
+boards support a maximum of 256 megs physical memory.</p></li>
+<li><p>The ldd and ldconfig binaries in the cross compilers were target binaries
+instead of host binaries: that's fixed now.</p></li>
+<li><p>The virtio targets should now work with</p></li>
+<li><p>The test script more/ should no longer delete the output directory
+(build/$STAGE_NAME-$TARGET) at the start of each test, allowing test rebuilds
+of things like uClibc which have target prerequisites.</p></li>
+<li><p>The common kernel config now uses the ext4 driver for both ext3 and ext2
+<hr />
+<h2><a name="08-22-2011" />August 22, 2011</h2>
 <a href=downloads/aboriginal-1.0.3.tar.bz2>1.0.3 release</a> is out,
 based on hg commit