How to use the Yocto Project to develop Embedded Linux

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How to use the Yocto Project to develop Embedded Linux

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. Taken directly from the Yocto Project website:

Yocto Project™ it's not an embedded Linux distribution – it creates a custom one for you

The Yocto Project™ is an umbrella project covering a fairly wide swath of embedded Linux technologies an distributions. For example, the Angstrom Distribution is declared as a Yocto Project Participant

Much of this How-To is extracted from different sources. If you would like to read some of the original articles or resources, please visit them and thank the authors:

Overview of How-To

This How-To is meant to be a starting point for people to learn build and run Yocto-based images for IGEP Technology devices as quickly and easily as possible.

Why use the Yocto Project™

Because 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

Build Platform Setup Environment

Yocto Project 1.2 - Poky 7.0.y "Denzil"

The Yocto Project 1.2 series are supported by IGEP PROCESSOR BOARDS based on:

See the Yocto Project 1.2 - Poky 7.0.y denzil article

Yocto Project 1.4 - Poky 9.0.y "Dylan"

The Yocto Project 1.4 series are supported by IGEP PROCESSOR BOARDS based on:

See the Yocto Project 1.4 - Poky 9.0.y dylan article