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GELin

Ginzinger's embedded Linux operating system platform for customized, sophisticated electronic devices simplifies development, maintenance and support of embedded systems. To the details of the Ginzinger distribution & all releases

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For more than ten years, Ginzinger has relied on Linux as an operating system platform for customized, sophisticated electronic devices. The use of a powerful operating system simplifies development, maintenance and support of embedded systems.

GELin (Ginzinger Embedded Linux) comes with a comprehensive set of verified and qualified tools, libraries, frameworks, drivers and features that make it easy to develop robust, durable embedded devices. All components are optimized for the i.MX family of processor platforms offered by Ginzinger, as well as for resource consumption and runtime, and are of course intensively tested.

Twice a year, Ginzinger provides extensions for GELin.

Highlights:

    Bugfix release
    - based on Buildroot 2021.2 LTS
    - preliminary i.MX8 support
    - enhancements & improvements
    - bugfixes and security fixes
    Upgrades software components
    - buildroot 2021.02.1 --> 2021.02.6
    - Linux 5.4.113-ge-21.04 --> 5.4.154-ge-21.10
    - Qt 5.12.10 --> 5.12.11
    - GLIBC 2.32-37 --> 2.32-50
    - PHP 7.4.16 --> 7.4.24
    Notable improvements & changes
    - Bugfix when using legal-info
    - bugfix for Qt grabWindow (for rotated displays)
    - initial support for verified boot ("Secure Boot")
    - added packages
     --> tpmtools (tools and libraries to interface with TPM)

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Highlights:

    Full Release
    - based on Buildroot 2021.2 LTS
    - preliminary i.MX8 support
    - enhancements & improvements
    - bugfixes and security fixes
    upgrades software components
    - buildroot 2020.02.7 --> 2021.02.1
    - Linux 5.4.53-ge-20.08 --> 5.4.113-ge-21.04
    - Qt 5.12.8 --> 5.12.10
    - GLIBC 2.30-73 --> 2.32-37
    - PHP 7.4.11 --> 7.4.16
    Notable additional changes and improvements
    - full unzip instead of busybox version
    - added media processing extension for GStreamer
    - added OpenSSL extension for PHP
    - added TPM support for OpenVPN
    - added packages
        --> ge_ethmgr (Ginzinger embedded ethernet manager) &
        --> ge_wlanmgr (Ginzinger embedded wi-fi manager)

Various enhancements, upgrades and improvements were packed into the 20.10. release.

Highlights of the 20.04 GELin update:

    Improved process isolation
    + integrated multi-user support,
       User Management tool "gelin_passwd".
    State-of-the art Linux 5.4. LTS for all platforms
    Accelerated video playback in Qt QML applications on i.MX6
    Extensive support for
    + TPM (Trusted Platform Modules)
    + PHP (PHP-7.4.4)
    Update to Qt 5.12
    + 5.12.7 for target and host,
    + Qt Creator 4.11.2 incl. documentation
    about 230 updates of software components
    numerous small improvements

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