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Monday, March 23 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Buildroot: Embedded Linux for Small Devices and Makefile Enthusiasts - Stephanie Lockwood-Childs, VCT Labs

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With the impressive success of the Yocto Project in persuading board vendors to maintain BSP layers for the Yocto/OpenEmbedded build system, one might wonder whether other embedded Linux build systems are destined to fade away. Such is indeed the fate for certain build systems, such as the LTIB project (formerly maintained by Freescale)... but not so for Buildroot! Buildroot lives on, with as active a community as ever (5246 commits by 183 committers during 2014). This presentation will focus on a couple of niches where Buildroot is especially appealing: working with with low-cost MMU-less hardware, and projects short on time with developers lacking in bitbake experience. The latter point regarding a low learning curve will be illustrated with a full example of customizing Buildroot via normal configuration, adding skeleton files, and adding a new package.


Stephanie Lockwood-Childs

Stephanie is President / Linux Consultant at VCT Labs, an Engineering Services company composed largely of long-time Linux enthusiasts. Current embedded Linux contracts at VCT Labs include work on infrared cameras and endoscopic cameras. Stephanie is also long-time leader of the Santa... Read More →

Monday March 23, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm PDT
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