Baserock 13 is released
The [Baserock team] and [Codethink Limited] are proud to announce
version 13 of the Baserock system.
Baserock is a toolset and development methodology for developing
embedded and appliance Linux systems, plus a set of reference system
images to build.
What's new in this version?
Trove added (source hosting)
Trove is a server applicance for git hosting for Baserock. In addition
to a git server, with cgit for web access, it provides access control
using [Gitano], and mirroring and conversion of upstream source code
into git. Baserock builds everything from source stored in git,
POWER 64-bit prototype port added
We have added prototype level support for the 64-bit POWER
architecture (`ppc64`) in Baserock. The architecture bootstrap was
done using the `morph cross-bootstrap` command, which automates most
of the work of getting an initial, minimal development system built on
a new architecture, after support for the new architecture has been
added to toolchain, kernel, and other essential components.
Morph is the build and workflow tool used in developing with Baserock.
New features added:
* New CPU architecture: ppc64 architecture (POWER PC 64-bit). This is
the change specific for Morph. There are changes to the morphologies
(in a different git repository) to actually build such systems.
* `morph build` and `morph deploy` now allow `.morph` suffixes in
command line arguments. The suffixes are stripped internally, so
Morph behaves as if the suffix wasn't there in the first place.
* The `morph build` command is now a new implementation. The old
implementation is still available as `morph old-build`, just in case
the new code is buggy, but will be removed in a future release.
Likewise, `morph deploy` has a new implementation, but no
`old-deploy`. Both new implementations should work exactly as the
old ones, except for bugs.
* When Morph reads git configuration files, it now correctly handles
whitespace at the end of configuration values.
* `morph deploy` no longer creates and pushes a temporary build
branch. Pushing it wasn't useful, merely wasteful.
* `morph deploy` now allows cross-architecture deployments, and
and `morph cross-bootstrap` checks that the system is being built
supports the target architecture.
Other user-visible changes:
* When preparing to build (when construcing the build graph), Morph
now reports the ref (SHA1) it uses for each stratum.
* Systems being built must now have at least one stratum, and the
strata in a system must have at least one chunk that is built using
the normal (staging area) mode, rather than bootstrap mode.
We've updated the [Baserock GENIVI Baseline] to the G-1.1 release of
How do I get started?
You can find a [quick start] guide on the [Baserock wiki] and also
a short guide on [developing with Baserock] which follows on from
the quick start guide and shows you how to get to the point of proving
you can build Baserock within Baserock.
From that point on, your imagination is the limit. You can follow our
development in the [Git repositories] we publish.
How do I get in contact?
The Baserock project has an [IRC channel] and [mailing list] for
developers to gather and discuss anything associated with
Baserock. It is strongly recommended that you use the IRC and
lists to contact the team for anything associated with the public
development of Baserock. We also have a mailing list for
[announcements] which will be notified of any new releases or big
developments in Baserock.
If you find a bug in Baserock, we'd like to hear
from you. You can find our [bug reporting guidelines] on the
Baserock wiki and we will do our best to help.
We hope you enjoy experimenting with Baserock and look forward to
hearing about any cool things you do with our work.
[Codethink limited]: http://www.codethink.co.uk/
[Baserock wiki]: http://wiki.baserock.org/
[Baserock team]: http://wiki.baserock.org/team/
[Git repositories]: http://git.baserock.org/cgi-bin/cgit.cgi
[IRC Channel]: http://wiki.baserock.org/irc-channel/
[mailing list]: http://wiki.baserock.org/mailinglist/
[download page]: http://wiki.baserock.org/download/
[quick start]: http://wiki.baserock.org/quick-start/
[developing with Baserock]: http://wiki.baserock.org/devel-with/
[bug reporting guidelines]: http://wiki.baserock.org/bug-reporting/
[Baserock GENIVI Baseline]: