Debian Jessie Images

Are there any regularly built Debian Jessie images to compliment the
Wheezy images from:

http://elinux.org/Beagleboard:BeagleBoneBlack_Debian#Debian_Image_Testing_Snapshots

For the Machinekit project, being able to run Jessie would help with a
lot of software dependencies and reduce the number of packages we have
to maintain or install from backports.

I was planning on waiting for the freeze first: (Nov 5th)

https://release.debian.org/jessie/freeze_policy.html

would it worthwhile to start now?

Regards,

Knowing they're coming helps a lot, but it would be nice to have
something to experiment with prior to the Nov. freeze.

Are you planning to stick with LXDE for Jessie?

Any other major changes?

Knowing they're coming helps a lot, but it would be nice to have
something to experiment with prior to the Nov. freeze.

I'll add it to the build list, there's a few things i need to rebuild
and migrate from the wheezy image, so give me a few days.

For "now" use this jessie image:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian#Debian_Testing_.28jessie.29

(it doesn't have the fancy *.img/flasher built by default, but that's
easy to setup via setup_sdcard.sh)

Are you planning to stick with LXDE for Jessie?

I really want to do lxqt + qt5 (and if it works, embedded qt5, with sgx enabled)

Any other major changes?

Depending how much we get working on 3.14's pinmux-helper.. 3.14 as
base .:wink: (we have 3.8 as a fall back, but 3.14 is coming..)

Regards,

Knowing they're coming helps a lot, but it would be nice to have
something to experiment with prior to the Nov. freeze.

I'll add it to the build list, there's a few things i need to rebuild
and migrate from the wheezy image, so give me a few days.

For "now" use this jessie image:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian#Debian_Testing_.28jessie.29

(it doesn't have the fancy *.img/flasher built by default, but that's
easy to setup via setup_sdcard.sh)

No rush. I was more worried by the above being a console image than
that there wasn't a "flasher" version. :slight_smile:

Are you planning to stick with LXDE for Jessie?

I really want to do lxqt + qt5 (and if it works, embedded qt5, with sgx enabled)

lxqt + qt5 + sgx would be awesome! The new interfaces being worked on
are qt, so a qt5 running as part of the native image would be great for us!

Any other major changes?

Depending how much we get working on 3.14's pinmux-helper.. 3.14 as
base .:wink: (we have 3.8 as a fall back, but 3.14 is coming..)

Yeah, I owe the group an HDMI dts with pinmux setup to be configurable
at runtime. I've been side-tracked by hardware work at $DAY_JOB and
haven't been able to play with device-tree stuff for a while. I'll try
to bang this out soon.

Knowing they're coming helps a lot, but it would be nice to have
something to experiment with prior to the Nov. freeze.

I'll add it to the build list, there's a few things i need to rebuild
and migrate from the wheezy image, so give me a few days.

For "now" use this jessie image:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian#Debian_Testing_.28jessie.29

(it doesn't have the fancy *.img/flasher built by default, but that's
easy to setup via setup_sdcard.sh)

No rush. I was more worried by the above being a console image than
that there wasn't a "flasher" version. :slight_smile:

Are you planning to stick with LXDE for Jessie?

I really want to do lxqt + qt5 (and if it works, embedded qt5, with sgx enabled)

lxqt + qt5 + sgx would be awesome! The new interfaces being worked on
are qt, so a qt5 running as part of the native image would be great for us!

Especially when the kernel modules are now instable via:

sudo apt-get install ti-sgx-es8-modules-`uname -r`

(starting with: 3.14.19-ti-r26 (i did it for r25, but messed up fbdev
enablement))

So users, won't have to 'build' kernel, but mearly "extract" the ti blob's..

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/ti-linux-kernel-dev/blob/ti-linux-3.14.y/sgx_create_package.sh

Any other major changes?

Depending how much we get working on 3.14's pinmux-helper.. 3.14 as
base .:wink: (we have 3.8 as a fall back, but 3.14 is coming..)

Yeah, I owe the group an HDMI dts with pinmux setup to be configurable
at runtime. I've been side-tracked by hardware work at $DAY_JOB and
haven't been able to play with device-tree stuff for a while. I'll try
to bang this out soon.

BTW, i carved P8_37/P8_38 out for the uart already

https://github.com/RobertCNelson/ti-linux-kernel-dev/blob/ti-linux-3.14.y/patches/beaglebone/pinmux-helper/0009-pinmux-helper-add-P8_37_pinmux-P8_38_pinmux.patch

Right now the pinmux-helper is enabled on both: v3.14-ti and
v3.17-bone. The 4 uarts the only thing that fully utilize it.

Regards,

Knowing they're coming helps a lot, but it would be nice to have
something to experiment with prior to the Nov. freeze.

I'll add it to the build list, there's a few things i need to rebuild
and migrate from the wheezy image, so give me a few days.

For "now" use this jessie image:
http://elinux.org/BeagleBoardDebian#Debian_Testing_.28jessie.29

(it doesn't have the fancy *.img/flasher built by default, but that's
easy to setup via setup_sdcard.sh)

No rush. I was more worried by the above being a console image than
that there wasn't a "flasher" version. :slight_smile:

Are you planning to stick with LXDE for Jessie?

I really want to do lxqt + qt5 (and if it works, embedded qt5, with sgx
enabled)

lxqt + qt5 + sgx would be awesome! The new interfaces being worked on
are qt, so a qt5 running as part of the native image would be great for
us!

I agree, LXQT will solve a lot of problems for us as well. It will
certainly simplify GUI development on the BBB and performance should be
good with 512MB RAM.

Regards,
John

Okay, a "recipie" for lxqt + qt5 is now out... I'm hacking on
bone101/jekyll/etc right now, so it's not ready for a bb.org test. But
for users looking for to test 0.7.95 lxqt + 5.3.1 qt..

v3.8 base:
https://github.com/beagleboard/image-builder/blob/master/configs/bb.org-debian-next-4gb.conf

v3.14 base:
https://github.com/beagleboard/image-builder/blob/master/configs/bb.org-debian-next-4gb-v3.14.conf

Plus it has "dart".. :wink:

Regards,

Great news, Robert!

...and I like the new configs/ directory!

I'll pull and at least try a build. I'll play with it as time permits,
but for now I'm focusing on the device-tree stuff.