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During the last few weeks, the GDP project has moved rapidly. Summer is the perfect time to work quietly in bringing new improvements since most of you are on vacation. These are the GDP highlights.

GDP 11 Beta is coming


Tomorrow Wednesday August 3rd, GDP 11 beta will be released.

And what about GDP 10?


After a couple of weeks of discussion, the GENIVI community took the decision  per consensus to skip GDP 10 and go directly for GDP 11, This is a similar situation to that which took place some months ago with GDP-ivi8, which was skipped in favour of GDP-ivi9. So nothing new under the sun.  The main reason for this decision has been to open the possibility to provide the latest versions of every GENIVI component shipped in a stable release with ports to several target boards to developers and companies on time for the GENIVI 15th AMM.

 

The specific timeline for GDP 11 is currently under discussion. Feel free to participate, especially if you are willing to contribute software to GDP or intend to use it for demoing your latest application for example, at the GENIVI 15th AMM in October.


What is new in GDP 11 Beta?


This Beta release will bring the latest stable software shipped by the Yocto project (v2.1) together with the latest GENIVI software components (meta-ivi MIRANDA v0.1). The only delivered target will be QEMU. RC1 will bring ports to a variety of target boards. The GDP Delivery Team believes GDP 11 Beta will be the ideal starting point for automotive developers interested in either testing the latest GENIVI software or developing the next generation of automotive components and applications, using as based GENIVI compliant middleware.


GDP is all over the globe


On June 2nd, GDP was presented at the OpenExpoES, in Madrid, Spain. On July 13th, GDP was introduced at the Automotive Linux Summit that took place in parallel with LinuxCon Asia in Tokyo, Japan. On October 12th there will be a talk about GDP, with the title "Open Source For Automotive In The Open Becomes Real: GENIVI Development Platform" at ELCE that takes place in Berlin, DE. Obviously the GDP will also be present in several talks, demos and training sessions at the GENIVI 15th AMM, in Burlingame, CA, US from Oct 18th to 21st.

 

What's new in GDP Master?


With the new rolling model, the GDP Delivery Team is able to move faster so lots of updates has landed in GDP Master. Impatient developers, addicted to the latest and greatest software can see now in GDP a solid option to develop Open Source automotive software. meta-ivi 10 and 10.0.1 later, together with Yocto 2.0 and Qt 5.5.1 landed to GDP a few weeks ago although lately those fundamental pieces has been updated to meta-ivi M.0.1, Yocto 2.1 and Qt 5.6.

 

Updates in the bluetooth stack, wayland-ivi-extension, dlt daemon among many others have already landed to GDP, together with updates in weston, mesa and new software like Fuel Stop Advisor, conman-client or openssh-sftp-server, for instance. Qualcomm Dragonboard 410c is now supported in GDP Master. Due to these major updates and the fact that the Delivery Team is preparing GDP 11 Beta release, ports to other boards might not be fully working. This is a temporary state since right after the coming release, their effort will concentrate on ensuring those ports works.


So stay tuned for the coming release of GDP 11 Beta and test the latest Open Source software for automotive. Those closer to GDP and GENIVI, might prefer to follow GDP Master, but do not fall asleep, GDP is moving faster than a Pokemon hunter.

2 Comments

  1. Can you clarify something you wrote in the section about GDP 10. There you say you skipped GDP for Genivi 10 in favor of going directly for Genivi 11. My understanding is that you mean you skipped formally releasing GDP for Genivi 10, in favor of releasing it for Genivi 11, but GDP for Genivi 10 was developed and there is support for it in the GDP git rep, for example 457a648 is the last commit before support for Genivi 11 started. Is that correct? I just think that readers not so familiar with the day to day work may think GDP for Genivi 10 does not exist. Of course whether it is officially supported is a different matter.

    1. Unknown User (toscalix) AUTHOR

      Hi Stephen Lawrence, the clarification is a good one.

      GDP 10 will not be released but GDP Master integrated all the pieces needed for a GDP 10 release. The delivery team did not go through the stabilization and release processes but integrated the base system for GDP 11 instead. Now we are going through what we call release process (stabilization, validation, deployment, plublishing, documentation, maintenance...) for GDP 11.