[Dev] [Announcement] New version of Tizen developer tools (13.07)

Zhang, Qiang Z qiang.z.zhang at intel.com
Thu Oct 31 03:29:52 GMT 2013

On behalf of Tizen tools development team

We are very pleased to announce that new version of Tizen developer tools
[13.07] is released on tizen.org, at:


Highlight of this release:

* It contains several major enhancements for the existing tools:
  - gbs 0.19
  - mic 0.22
  - bmap-tools 3.0

* For tools tools release naming convention and download folder structure,
  please see details at: http://download.tizen.org/tools/README.txt

Details of the enhancements:

* gbs 0.19 release:
  - remove previous built rpm and srpm if new version has been built out
  - track upstream/pristine-tar branch automatically, and use upstream
    and pristine-tar branch to generate tar ball.
  - split out remote build module to separate sub-package: gbs-remotebuild
  - load project special gbs.conf if gitdir specified
  - support '/' in branch while using gbs submit
  - dependencies update:
    * depend on new pristine-tar 1.28, which contains bug fix while creating
      pristine-tar delta data
    * depend on new librpm-tizen to ignore some spec parser error

- see details release notes at:

* mic 0.22 release:
  - rewrite the message logging module to avoid unexpected stream buffering
  - refine error class module
  - enhance the support for virtualenv
  - add bash and zsh completion support
  - update BmapCreate module to the latest version
  - fix packing process exit on Ubuntu
  - fix loop device alloaction failed on openSUSE
  - set owner of cacheidr/outdir to SUDO_USER

- see details release notes at:

* bmap-tools 3.0 release
  - switch from using SHA1 checksums in the bmap file to SHA256.
  - support OpenPGP (AKA gpg) signatures for the bmap file.
  - The Fiemap module (and thus, bmaptool) now always synchronizes the
    image before scanning it for mapped areas. This is done by using the
    "FIEMAP_FLAG_SYNC" flag of the FIEMAP ioctl.

- see details release notes at:

* Tools installation:
* gbs: https://source.tizen.org/documentation/reference/git-build-system
* mic: https://source.tizen.org/documentation/reference/mic-image-creator
* bmap-tools: https://source.tizen.org/documentation/reference/bmaptool

Tizen Developer Tools Team

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