Linux when moving from beaglebone to custom AM335x board

We have been prototyping on beaglebone black for about a year and are building a custom AM335x board for our product. We plan on using the WL18xx WIFI/BLE chip and a few other TI peripherals. I have been assuming we will have to use the older 2.6? TI-supported linux instead of the 3.8-bone kernel we’re using now… any recommendations on this? Does TI have a newer linux distribution that is supported? Is 3.12 ready?

Thanks,
Chris

We have been prototyping on beaglebone black for about a year and are
building a custom AM335x board for our product. We plan on using the
WL18xx WIFI/BLE chip and a few other TI peripherals. I have been assuming
we will have to use the older 2.6?

Looks like the *current* SDK uses a 3.2 kernel:
http://www.ti.com/tool/linuxezsdk-sitara

TI-supported linux instead of the 3.8-bone kernel we're using now.. any
recommendations on this? Does TI have a newer linux distribution that is
supported? Is 3.12 ready?

I'm aware of
http://git.ti.com/ti-linux-kernel/ti-linux-kernel/commits/ti-linux-3.12.yas
well as
https://github.com/beagleboard/kernel/tree/3.12. I hear that it is slated
for Sitara SDK 7.0 soon, but I am not aware of any published plans. You can
track meta-ti to see some of it, but I haven't found all of the SDKs
publicly yet.

For community development work around BeagleBoard.org, 3.12 has largely
been abandoned in favor of 3.13. You can find lots of posts on this list
regarding people's experience with it.

Thanks Jason,

I’d love to ship with 3.13 but a little nervous about being that far on the bleeding edge in production, so sounds like the current 3.2 kernel is the way to go then.

Thanks,
-c