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Intel Minnowboard joins the GDP-ivi9 family.

In terms of delivery, one of the biggest challenges in Linux based systems is to provide a simple way to use and test middleware. GDP targets that problem for automotive, and to do so, providing images for common boards becomes a requirement to succeed. Back in April 19th, GENIVI Alliance released a new version of its Development Platform, GDP-ivi9, including ports to Renesas Porter and Raspberry Pi 2, together with QEMU.

Today GENIVI Alliance is happy to announce one more port. Intel Minnowboard Max joins the GDP-ivi9 family as officially supported board. Feel free to download the new port as well as the other ones through our Download page. Run the new port or build it from scratch following the detailed instructions published as part of this release.

But this is not the only news around GDP.

GDP, from Demo to Development Platform

During GENIVI 14th All Members Meeting, that took place in Paris from April 26th to 29th, Steve Crumb, GENIVI GEO, announced during his keynote that GENIVI Demo Platform would be called from that moment on GENIVI Development Platform, which better reflects the new objectives and spirit of the project, which is to focus on developers, bringing innovation into GENIVI to spread it across the automotive industry. 

GDP delivery team is in the process of reflecting this change throughout the documentation and code. Feel free to report any inconsistency you might detect.

GDP moves to Github

Following the rest of the GENIVI Alliance projects, GDP is in the process of moving from the former git infrastructure to GitHub. The following quotes from key people at GENIVI explain the goal of this move:


“Thousands of developers in many industries have made GitHub their home for productive open source software development. The fact that GENIVI is establishing its “hub” in this broad community is yet another step toward our goal of having a far-reaching and productive community of developers and adopters of open source software for the connected vehicle.” - Steve Crumb, GENIVI Executive Director.


"The move to GitHub will allow GENIVI to have greater control over its infrastructure and software development process. This in turn will hopefully allow quicker response to infrastructure issues, and a lower barrier to contribution. One simple example is the fact that corporate firewalls find the git protocol, and ssh for that matter, problematic. GitHub has excellent support for https using strong encryption via certificates which means corporate firewalls can remain in place without any workarounds."- Jeremiah Foster, GENIVI Community Manager


The two main repositories related with GDP are the following:

  1. meta-genivi-dev
  2. genivi-dev-platform

The project will keep using JIRA as bug tracker and task management tool and Confluence as wiki. Feel free to submit your patches through GitHub, fork the current repos, review pull requests.....  contributions are welcome. GDP is an Open Source project, done in the open.


About GENIVI Alliance

GENIVI® is a nonprofit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of specified, open source, In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) software. The alliance develops an open standard for aligning automotive and consumer infotainment cycles. Our work results in shortened development cycles, faster time to market, and reduced costs for companies developing IVI software. For more information, check GENIVI website.