February 24, 2007

The openembedded project will be present at fosdem

Gerwin van der Kruis writes "Openembedded will be present at Fosdem 2007 with a booth where the project will show various hardware running linux. Also the people behind the project will be present.

At the booth there is a possibility to donate hardware or money to the project and to meet up with the people behind openembedded. Donating hardware to the project means that more and more hardware will be supported so that openembedded can be used with even more targets.

Hardware that will be shown are various mini-itx targets, progear webpad , openmoko phone.

About openembedded:

OpenEmbedded is a full-featured development environment allowing users to target a wide variety of devices. Supporting multiple build, release paths and configurations, OpenEmbedded extends the capabilities of your build and release engineers. OpenEmbedded uses compilation and configuration caching at most levels to increase developer productivity.

OpenEmbedded is a tool which allows developers to create a fully usable Linux base for various embedded systems. It has been designed to be able to handle different hardware architectures, support multiple releases for those architectures, and utilize tools for speeding up the process of recreating the base after changes have been made. Currently it can run on any Linux distribution, and plans are in place to allow it to work under Windows.

OpenEmbedded uses the Bitbake task executor in combination with the OpenEmbedded metadata to do all of the above, and it's using monotone as its version control system.

OpenEmbedded is the successor of the great OpenZaurus project. Basically OpenEmbedded is a build system that can generate (cross-compile) Software packages for embedded targets. This may include Bootloader, Linux and Applications. It started as a dream and BrainStorming, on how this could be done, and it's already used in real life.

About Fosdem:

The seventh Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting is a 2 days event, organized by volunteers, to promote the widespread use of Free and Open Source software. Taking place in the beautiful city of Brussels (Belgium), FOSDEM meetings are recognized as "The best Free and Open Source events in Europe.""

Link: openembedded.org

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