Ubuntu Linaro Evaluation Build 2012.03.1 for Snowball

Written for Linaro by Fathi Boudra on 2012-04-05

this is an intermediate release due to problems with HDMI output around the 2012.03 release date.

The 2012.03-1 Ubuntu Desktop release from Linaro and Igloo Community
is now available for download at

  http://releases.linaro.org/12.03.1/ubuntu/leb-snowball/

Please follow the instructions there for installing the image on an
microSD card.

You can also get an image that can be flashed to the internal memory from

  http://igloocommunity.org/download/linaro/images/2012.03.1/

The images are compressed to save download time. Please see the
Flashing howto for installation instructions for the prebuilt image
for the internal memory:

  http://www.igloocommunity.org/support/Flashing_howto

The Linaro release page can be found at

  https://wiki.linaro.org/Cycles/1203/Release

Since this release was delayed, the applicable test results at

  https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AjEaTwrvj1bidHVUOGwzR19jYXZFUlNOR2R5Sm5EOHc

will be in the 12.03.1 row.

Sources for all free components in the release are available from the
Igloo Gitweb:

  http://www.igloocommunity.org/gitweb/

You can also get the sources, as well as updates, from the Snowball
PPA repository:

  https://launchpad.net/~igloocommunity-maintainers/+archive/snowball

A full list of bugs fixed for this release is available at

  https://launchpad.net/igloocommunity/+milestone/2012.03

and

  https://launchpad.net/igloocommunity/+milestone/2012.03-1

Main supported features

 * Based on Linux 3.3.0 and the Linaro Ubuntu desktop file system
 * HDMI/DVI-D display support
 * Graphics acceleration with the Mali 400 GPU
 * Bluetooth support
 * Ethernet and Wireless connectivity
 * GPS support
 * Sensors support (accelerometer, magnetometer, gyroscope, barometer)
 * microSD card support
 * Audio playback (see known limitations)
 * Limited USB OTG host functionality

Features to be included in future releases
 * Multimedia acceleration
 * Better USB OTG host support

Known limitations

 * USB OTG host mode is working only in a limited fashion:
   http://www.igloocommunity.org/support/Work-around_for_USB-Host_issue
 * Pulseaudio by default does not work well with the Snowball audio
driver, resulting in choppy playback. There is a work-around described
in the comment #1 of
   https://bugs.launchpad.net/igloocommunity/+bug/939593
 * Bluetooth seems to be working one-way only:
   https://bugs.launchpad.net/igloocommunity/+bug/974272

Please report any further issues with this image at the Igloo
Community launchpad project. For details about it please see:

  http://www.igloocommunity.org/support/Bug_tracking

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