Is anyone using these tools yet?
It sounds nice for some embedded devices, it could be great if I can use it as an alternative to OpenWRT on certain MIPS machines I'm currently using. We'll see what happens with the support or the community from that site, never had a problem with OpenWRT for example. I've great expectations for the Eclipse plugin and this kind of tools seems to be more tailored to a developer so these things are more interesting for me.
Is there anyone experiencing it ?
Sounds interesting. I've been getting into embedded Linux development on ARM sbc's (PC-104 devices) over the past year. It really isn't difficult. Biggest issue to me is dealing with non-standard on-board hardware. Fortunately the boards I use come from a manufacturer that is strongly supportive of the Linux OS and provides all the sources and kernel code required for their hardware. I haven't got around to futzing with stuff that isn't quite so "out-of-the-box" so to speak - I haven't had to write a hardware device driver for a Unix-type OS for about 20 years!. Only software drivers, such as high-speed IPC message buses. Anyway, after the holidays I'll definitely look at this. I am the 2011 chairperson of a major IEEE consultant's network and recently gave some papers on embedded Linux development to an IEEE affinity group, using those boards as examples. It may be that a lot of IEEE members involved with embedded systems would be interested in Yocto. In any case, the IEEE Communication Society group in this area wants me to give a paper on embedded software sometime this next year, so maybe I'll make Yocto a part of that presentation.