Action Item #572


Update all components and make 1.0 release.

Added by Hammel almost 7 years ago. Updated almost 7 years ago.

00 - Basic Build Issues
Target version:
Start date:
14 Jul 2017
Due date:
% Done:


Estimated time:
01 - Critical


  1. xcc to 1.23.0
  2. Buildroot to 2017.02.4
  3. Kernel to 4.9.y - 4.12.y

This will be the 1.0 release candidate for the core platform.

Actions #1

Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 50

xcc and kernel were easy updates, though the kernel has been tested on hardware.

Buildroot issues that need to be resolved:
  1. ipkg has been replaced by opkg. This shouldn't affect any apps as they already used opkg.
  2. samba has been replaced by samba4. Not sure what this change will require to configs.
  3. blackbox has been removed. That requires a new default wm in the core platform. Matchbox is already there but isn't appropriate for the core platform.
    1. Try OpenBox (only option that still seems active) with Onyx Citrus theme,
Actions #2

Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • % Done changed from 50 to 70

Port to latest versions of upstream metabuilds has been done and tested. I had to fix a number of minor problems introduced when I added support for the RPi Touchscreen in kiosk mode.

There is one problem the port exposed: pibox-network-config starts in -e mode by default. It should not do that. It should start in windowed mode (not full screen) with a File menu. It's unclear to me if it should show the wifi scan window or not (probably not).

Actions #3

Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

Pkgconfig changed with Fedora 24 (at least) where the app cross compiles with no longer work. The fix is simple enough. Just change this:

        CFLAGS="--sysroot=$STAGING_DIR" \
        ./configure --host=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi --prefix=/usr

to this

    CFLAGS="--sysroot=$STAGING_DIR" \
    ./configure --host=arm-unknown-linux-gnueabi --prefix=/usr

The PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR variable now changes the prefix path for all .pc files so they are properly rooted by the sysroot directory specified.

Of course this exposed a bug in the Buildroot 2017.02.4 release where the glib-2.0 config puts glibconfig under


when it should be under


re: it should be lib instead of lib64.

Actions #4

Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

The rpi2 port has been completed and tested and the apps tested, with minor fixes applied. All apps needed the fix and omxplayer needed it's default player config to use omxplayer.bin instead of the omxplayer shell script which now requires bash.

All changes were pushed and the binaries/packages pushed upstream for a release. I then tagged all the trees using the metabuild's -t option. However, after doing that I realized I hadn't changed the default versions for xcc, kernel and buildroot to the new versions. So I've done that now and am rebuilding to make sure that came out correct. I'll then rebuild the apps and retest everything. If that's good I can retag the core dev build and the rpi2 1.0 release will be ready.

Then I need to rebuild for rpi B+ and retest again.

Actions #5

Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • Subject changed from Update all components to Update all components and make 1.0 release.
  • % Done changed from 70 to 100

B+ (re: HW=rpi) build completed and has been tested, with apps, on hardware.

All changes committed and pushed. All trees are tagged. All builds and related files (archives, etc.) have been pushed to the release directory.

The 1.0 release of PiBox is officially out there.

Closing issue.

Actions #6

Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed

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