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AGL Distribution

AGL is creating an automotive specific Linux distribution that unifies the software that has been written in a number of places already, such as GENIVI, Tizen, Web OSe, and more.

The code is maintained and published at the AGL project git repositories. The AGL gerrit site is used for code reviews.

Supported boards and corresponding supported images are also listed at AGL documentation site.

Issue tracking and work planning for the AGL Distribution Project is done in Jira at

You can download software for the following hardware Download and build

Release notes for last stable release and and other past releases can be found here

Supported Hardware

AGL makes two types of hardware support available: Reference BSPs and Community BSPs.

1) Reference Boards have Board Support Packages (BSPs) that are maintained by their sponsoring companies and are included in our Jenkins CI system. Reference BSPs have snapshot builds that are made available daily and are fully validated with test results made available for every major AGL release.

2) Community Boards have BSPs that are maintained as a best effort by the AGL community based on upstream BSPs. Community Boards include some of the most-used Hobbyist boards such as the Raspberry PI or older automotive boards.

Reference BSPs

Board Name SOC Quick Start Guide Snapshot Snapshot Binary Latest Stable Source Tar Latest Stable Binary
Reneses M3 Ultra-Low Cost Board Renesas R-Car M3 Renesas R-Car Gen 3 Quick Start H3 ULCB Snapshot Note 1 Latest Stable Release n/a (see Note 1)
QEMU x86 (64 bit) QEMU Quick Start qemux86-64 vmdk file (see Note 2) Latest Stable Release Latest Stable Release (see Note 2)
Raspberry Pi 4 raspberrypi4 Pi 4 Quick Start Pi4 Snapshot Pi 4 Images Latest Stable Release Latest Stable Release

Note 1: A build for the Renesas H3 ULCB board is available as a snapshot which does not include the graphics libraries. A full H3 ULCB binary is unavailable due to Renesas License restrictions on the graphics driver. Please see Quick Start guide for instructions to build your own image. TLDR: the image will boot, but graphics will be SLOW.

Note 2: VirtualBox / Vmware users can use the provided vmdk and import it. Note the need for the resolution change for UEFI.

Community BSPs

Board Name SOC Build Instructions Snapshot Builds Snapshot Binary
DragonBoard 410c Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Sancloud BeagleBone Enhanced (BBE) Texas Instruments AM335x Sancloud BSP Readme Snapshot builds

Subsystems and Maintainers

The AGL Software Architecture was deconstructed to determine where there are synergies or vertical architecture slices that can be managed as part of the larger distribution. This is shown in the diagram below. For each of those subsystems there is a subsystem maintainer. In some cases there is a subsystem architect as well.


The roles within the AGL development team include Architect and Developers. Developers are identified as either Contributors (or Committers) or Mergers (Maintainers). Among the Maintainers the AGL Distribution has a group of overall maintainers and subsystem maintainers.


There System Architects and Subsystem Architects on the AGL project. Within their sphere and expertise both types of architects have similar responsibilities.

  • Requirements analysis for the subsystem as documented in the requirements management database or other informal mechanisms as required.
  • Architecture of the subsystem including package selection and configuration related packages in the subsystem.
  • Keeping current with upstream code releases, roadmaps, and patches
  • Create and maintain the subsystem level API that is published for developers.
  • Subsystem architects may be responsible for the possible further breakdown into sub-subsystems.


Developer roles are defined on this page

Demo Apps

FIXME - add description of process for developing the apps.

agl-distro.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/26 21:11 by waltminer