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