Over the weekend, Google officially announced the arrival of Mendel Linux 4.0 “Day”. As the company’s Debian-built GNU/Linux distribution specifically for its own Coral board and on-chip modules, it features Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS kernel and component update support. Earlier this year, Google unveiled the Coral Board (SBC), along with The Raspberry Pi, and the System-on-Module.
(Pictured: Google, via Softdia)
Now, the project has an improved, more stable and up-to-date Mendel Linux OS. Based on the Debian GNU/Linux 10 “Buster” operating system family, it comes with the Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS kernel, Python 3.7, U-Boot 2017.03.3, and upgraded GStreamer, OpenCV, and OpenCL components.
“The Board GPU supports converting 1080p YUvs to RGB pixel data at 130 frames per second, one to two orders of magnitude faster than The Chef of The Mendel Linux 3.0,” says Carlos Mendon?a, Product Manager for the Coral Team. These changes allow us to infer YUV data sources (cameras or hardware video decoders).”
Google urges all Coral SBC users to upgrade to Mendel Linux 4.0, and interested friends can refer to the documentation for system mirror refresh mentioned in the internal documentation.
Currently, you can only upgrade the board or SoM to Mendel Linux 4.0 “Day” on GNU/Linux and macOS platforms.