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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yocto - It's not an embedded Linux Distribution, it creates a custom one for you

This Project sounds very interesting, to me. I have three 1GHz WYSE Computers, that have WinTerm XP on them and I've been looking for a Linux Distro, that will work well on them and make them useful again. I installed Puppy Linux on one and it runs well. But, I don't have allot of use for Puppy. I would like to make them into Servers. But, with only a 512mb IDE SD card for a Disk. There are not too my Distros that are that small. I'll have to learn more about Yocto...


About the Yocto Project

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. It was founded in 2010 as a collaboration among many hardware manufacturers, open-source operating systems vendors, and electronics companies to bring some order to the chaos of embedded Linux development.

As an open source project, the Yocto Project operates with a hierarchical governance structure based on meritocracy and managed by its chief architect, Richard Purdie, a Linux Foundation fellow. This enables the project to remain independent of any one of its member organizations, who participate in various ways and provide resources to the project.

Why use the Yocto Project? It's a complete embedded Linux development environment with tools, metadata, and documentation - everything you need. The free tools are easy to get started with, powerful to work with (including emulation environments, debuggers, an Application Toolkit Generator, etc.) and they allow projects to be carried forward over time without causing you to lose optimizations and investments made during the project’s prototype phase. The Yocto Project fosters community adoption of this open source technology allowing its users to focus on their specific product features and development.


Yocto - It's not an embedded Linux distribution – it creates a custom one for you
Yocto Project | Open Source embedded Linux build system, package metadata and SDK generator
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