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New Yocto Project

Link to this post 30 Nov 10

Is anyone using these tools yet?

http://www.yoctoproject.org/

Link to this post 30 Nov 10

I was completely unaware of this project, it sounds like it can be a good solution for some hardware projects that my son and I have been thinking about doing.

Thanks for sharing the link.

Link to this post 30 Nov 10

Been messing with it a bit, but would love SuperH support. ;)

Link to this post 01 Dec 10

This is some interesting stuff. Looking further into it.

Link to this post 15 Dec 10

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 ?

Ben

Link to this post 16 Dec 10

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.

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