This image release contains updated packages and some fixes from the previous
ev3dev-jessie-2015-05-01 release. For starters, we are tacking on
ev3- on to
the front of the release name so that you know this is for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
hardware. This way you can tell it apart from the
that are for Raspberry Pi hardware.
Note: If you have already installed the ev3dev-jessie-2015-05-01 release, you
don’t need to install this new release.
apt-get update; apt-get upgrade; apt-get dist-upgrade
is (hopefully) sufficient to get all of the changes.
There are a few breaking changes in this kernel release:
invertedstate of the motor
polarityproperties has been changed to
inversedto match the mainline kernel PWM drivers.
lego-ev3-ir. Unknown UART sensors will have the name
<type-id>is an unique identification number sent by the sensor.
Another interesting change is that we have changed the kernel timer frequency (CONFIG_HZ) from 100Hz to 1000Hz. This may improve some low-latency applications. Let us know if you notice a change.
Also, there is now BrickPi support. “But I thought BrickPi was just for Raspberry Pi?”, you might say? Well, not anymore! It is possible to attach the BrickPi to an EV3 either using a USB serial adapter cable or via one of the input ports. You just have to make your own cable and you can use the BrickPi as IO expansion for your EV3! BrickPi of course also works with ev3dev on Raspberry Pis as well.
The latest stable upstream patches from the Canonical Kernel Team are included as well.
Updated to use the changes in the LED names. Also changed Wi-Fi connection timeout from 2 minutes to 5 minutes.
EV3 board definitions have been included in the
flash-kernel package instead
of the separate
This package is now obsolete and is not included in the ev3-ev3dev-jessie-2015-05-20
release. It is a meta package that depended on lots of
ev3dev-* packages. These
have been consolidated into new packages:
Contains some configuration files related to serial port debugging and disabling console blanking.
Provides systemd unit files and udev rules needed to make some of the EV3 hardware work.
Provides platform independent udev rules for ev3dev drivers.
Contains the firmware files needed to make Bluetooth and two of the UART ports work.
A tiny 4x6 font for cramming as much as possible on the EV3 screen.