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Maintaining linux-raspberrypi 4.1.y

Making the most of a Raspberry Pi device requires using the official linux-raspberrypi kernel repository for this device. This repository adds extra patches to the mainline Linux kernel and is a pretty typical vendor-kernel for an embedded Linux platform. This repository contains several branches corresponding to the different Linux kernel versions but only one of them is really 'supported' at a time. Once the supported branch changes, the older branch doesn't seem to get any further commits and backports aren't performed. Even if the upstream linux-stable branch for that version is still being updated, the linux-raspberrypi branch essentially becomes frozen. The upstream repository has recently moved from the 4.1.y series to the 4.4.y series, leaving the 4.1.y branch frozen. Oryx Linux will be using the 4.1.y series and so will be un-freezing this branch with our own maintenance releases.

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Initial Ideas

Oryx intends to explore a few newer and lesser-used options for building an embedded Linux distribution on top of OpenEmbedded. Here are a few initial ideas...

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