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+2017.05-rc1, Released May 8th, 2017
+ Fixes all over the tree and new features.
+ - Installed binaries are now checked for correct architecture
+ to catch natively built binaries or binaries built for other
+ architecture variants.
+ - Luarocks infrastructure improvements to extraction handling,
+ support for upstream name != Buildroot package name.
+ - 'make printvars' output format has changed to make it easier
+ to use in scripts. It now has options to quote the variables
+ and to show the expanded/unexpanded values.
+ - Automatic ext2 rootfs size calculation has been removed. The
+ logic was not working working reliable in all setups as it
+ depends on the host filesystem behaviour, so instead now the
+ size has to be specified explicitly (defaults to 60MB).
+ - The git download infrastructure now ensures that GNU format
+ tar files are created.
+ - Fixed a variable clashing issue in the mkusers script with
+ internal bash variables.
+ - Fakeroot now links against libacl to fix issues on
+ distributions using acls.
+ - Correct permissions for /dev/pts/ptmx when systemd is used
+ with recent glibc versions.
+ - br2-external: Improve error reporting.
+ - A wrapper script for genimage has been added in
+ support/scripts/genimage.sh for easy use of genimage from
+ post-image scripts.
+ - A script to check for common style issues in new packages
+ before submitting has been added in support/scripts/check-package
+ - Defconfigs are now tested by gitlab-CI instead of Travis:
+ - Infrastructure for runtime testing has been added to
+ - External linaro toolchains updated to 2017.02, ARC toolchain
+ updated to 2017.03-rc1, NIOSII CodeSourcery to 2017.05
+ - A number of fixes and improvements to the external toolchain
+ handling, including C library detection, multilib and ld.so
+ - Glibc 2.25 and uClibc-ng 1.0.24 added, wordexp support enabled
+ for uClibc-ng
+ - Binutils 2.28 added and default changed to 2.27
+ - Support for the C-SKY architecture has been added.
+ License handling:
+ - The package license markings for legal info now uses the
+ SPDX short identifiers for the license string where possible.
+ - License info has been improved / added for a number of packages.
+ - Cmake 3.7.x installed on the host is no longer ignored as a
+ workaround for the RPATH issues has been implemented.
+ - Docker-engine can now be built statically on an otherwise
+ dynamic linked build for docker-in-docker setups.
+ - U-Boot now supports out-of-tree device trees, similar to
+ - Nodejs 0.10.x support (and with it, support for <ARMv6) has
+ been removed as this is now EOL upstream.
+ New defconfigs: AT91sam9x5ek dev/mmc/mmc-dev, banana pro,
+ Nationalchip gx6605s, MIPS creator ci40, nexbox a95x, 64bit
+ defconfig for raspberry pi 3, stm32f429-disc1.
+ The raspberry pi zero-w and rpi3 compute module are now also
+ supported by the rpi0 / rpi3 defconfigs, beaglebone green is
+ supported by the beaglebone defconfig.
+ Removed defconfig: minnowboard, via imx6 vab820, altera
+ New packages: arp-scan, atest, augeas, bluez-tools, daemon,
+ dc3dd, dieharder, execline, fmt, ghostscript, gqrx,
+ gst1-vaapi, jo, keepalived, kmscube, kodi-jsonschemabuilder,
+ kodi-skin-confluence, kodi-texturepacker, lensfun, leptonica,
+ libbson, libcsv, libgphoto2, libkcapi, libmaxminddb,
+ libmediaart, libnpth, libscrypt, lua-bit32, lua-resty-http,
+ lugaru, memtool, mpir, nanomsg, physfs, phytool, pngquant,
+ python-decorator, python-simplegeneric,
+ python-sortedcontainers, rpi-bt-firmware, rpi-wifi-firmware,
+ s6, s6-dns, s6-linux-init, s6-linux-utils, s6-networking,
+ s6-portable-utils, s6-rc, supertux, tesseract-ocr,
+ uccp420wlan, wilink-bt-firmware
+ Broken packages: ola
+ Removed packages: cosmo, kodi-visualisation-fountain,
+ polarssl, portmap, xdriver_xf86-video-glide,
+ xdriver_xf86-video-v4l, xdriver_xf86-video-wsfb
+ Issues resolved (http://bugs.buildroot.org):
+ #8831: image generation fails on host ZFS due to "no free space"
+ #9436: e2fsprogs remove busybox applets even of unselected e2fs..
+ #9456: mkusers script bash errors
+ #9496: mke2img fails during build on ntfs-3g host partition
+ #9531: NPM fails to build embedded modules
+ #9596: KODI: --enable-lirc needs "HAVE_LIRC" compiler definition..
+ #9691: Wrong cryptsetup package include files location
+ #9696: Wrong cryptsetup package include files location
+ #9706: Can't download newer revisions of package from PyPI
+ #9711: Recent libCEC version bump seems to break kodi package
+ #9716: exit, shutdown, reboot from kodi
+ #9721: version 2017.02: no acceptable m4 could be found in $PATH
+ #9726: Raspberry Pi version B - Problems with UART speed in..
+ #9751: expat legal info - manifest.csv: GPLv2 Source site: MIT..
+ #9756: glibc fails to build on buildroot-sh4*-buildroot-linux-gnu
+ #9766: support/scripts/pkgutil.py conflicts with the pkgutil.py..
+ #9776: libubox build failed
+ #9791: Python searches for packages in the user site directory
+ #9806: libseccomp is not available when BR2_arm=y
+ #9826: post-build scritp - symlinks created in post-build script..
+ #9836: triggerhappy: systemd unit broken
+ #9846: musl libc not installed correctly in target folder
+ #9856: build libubox failed on ubuntu 17.04 64bit
2017.02.2, Released May 1st, 2017
Important / security related fixes.