ISEE working on IGEPv5 board with OMAP5

Our partner ISEE is famous for their IGEPv2 board that we use in our embedded Linux course. This board is both powerful (running at 1 GHz) and featureful (on-board WiFi and Bluetooth, many connectors and expansion capabilities). The good news is that ISEE has started to develop a new IGEPv5 board, which will be based … Continue reading “ISEE working on IGEPv5 board with OMAP5”

Linux 4.12, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released the 4.12 Linux kernel a week ago, in what is the second biggest kernel release ever by number of commits. As usual, LWN had a very nice coverage of the major new features and improvements: first part, second part and third part. LWN has also published statistics about the Linux 4.12 … Continue reading “Linux 4.12, Free Electrons contributions”

Linux 4.11, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released this Sunday Linux 4.11. For an overview of the new features provided by this new release, one can read the coverage from LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. The KernelNewbies site also has a detailed summary of the new features. With 137 patches contributed, Free Electrons is the 18th … Continue reading “Linux 4.11, Free Electrons contributions”

Linux 4.10, Free Electrons contributions

After 8 release candidates, Linus Torvalds released the final 4.10 Linux kernel last Sunday. A total of 13029 commits were made between 4.9 and 4.10. As usual, LWN had a very nice coverage of the major new features added during the 4.10 merge window: part 1, part 2 and part 3. The KernelNewbies Wiki has … Continue reading “Linux 4.10, Free Electrons contributions”

Linux 4.8 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.8 has been released on Sunday by Linus Torvalds, with numerous new features and improvements that have been described in details on LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. KernelNewbies also has an updated page on the 4.8 release. We contributed a total of 153 patches to this release. LWN also published some … Continue reading “Linux 4.8 released, Free Electrons contributions”

Linux 4.7 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.7 has been released on Sunday by Linus Torvalds, with numerous new features and improvements that have been described in details on LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. KernelNewbies also has an updated page on the 4.7 release. We contributed a total of 222 patches to this release. Our most significant contributions: … Continue reading “Linux 4.7 released, Free Electrons contributions”

Free Electrons contributions to Linux 4.5

Linus Torvalds just released Linux 4.5, for which the major new features have been described by LWN.net in three articles: part 1, part 2 and part 3. On a total of 12080 commits, Free Electrons contributed 121 patches, almost exactly 1% of the total. Due to its large number of contribution by patch number, Free … Continue reading “Free Electrons contributions to Linux 4.5”

Linux 4.2 released, Free Electrons contributions inside

Linus Torvalds has released last sunday the 4.2 release of the Linux kernel. LWN.net covered the merge window of this 4.2 release cycle in 3 parts (part 1, part 2 and part 3), giving a lot of details about the new features and important changes. In a more recent article, LWN.net published some statistics about … Continue reading “Linux 4.2 released, Free Electrons contributions inside”

Alan Ott

Alan has been a user, developer, and evangelist for Linux and free software since 1996. Since 2009, he has worked for his embedded systems consulting company, Signal 11 Software, developing and porting userspace applications, writing and debugging drivers, creating firmware, and consulting on projects in a variety of industries. Alan is an expert in USB … Continue reading “Alan Ott”

Linux 4.0 released, Free Electrons #7 contributing company

Linus Torvalds has released 4.0 a few days ago, deciding to increment the major number version just because he cannot count up to 20 with his fingers and toes. As usual, LWN gave an excellent coverage of the merge window for 4.0 (which at the time was expected to be called 3.20): first part, second … Continue reading “Linux 4.0 released, Free Electrons #7 contributing company”