If you are attending the Intel Developer Forum, you have a couple of great opportunities to learn about the Yocto Project and how it helps embedded Linux.
- Hands-on Lab: Create a Custom Embedded Linux* OS for Any Embedded Device using the Yocto Project - Wednesday (9/14) at 1:05PM, repeated at 3:20PM, Room 2012 - This is a fantastic opportunity to get your hands on the Yocto Project software to see how easy it is to set up and build your own custom Linux OS for an embedded device. Here is the abstract:
Audience: Embedded Device OS System Architecture Developers, Embedded Application Developers, or Technical Hobbyists: Moderate/Advanced technical experience with device OS or firmware development
Create your own custom embedded Linux* using an industry supported, open source infrastructure designed for embedded use – the Yocto Project* (www.yoctoproject.org). Test your Linux* on an Intel® Atom™ processor based development platform and other emulated platforms. Learn an alternative to wasting your time and money hacking apart and testing components from a huge, non-embedded Linux distribution when you build an OS for your prototype or product.
- Poster Chat: Finally, a Great Set of Tools to Create a Custom Embedded Linux using the Yocto Project -12:00PM and 2:30PM Tuesday, Poster Chat Station 5 - this is an unstructured way to connect with both business and technical folks to engage, ask questions and find out how to get involved.
Are you responsible for, or interested in easily building a custom embedded Linux* OS for a prototype or product? Are you tired of using some huge, non-embedded Linux* distribution that you have to hack apart and then re-test and validate for your device? Learn about the Yocto Project*, 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. Be introduced to the process of developing your own custom embedded Linux distribution for an embedded product or prototype using an Intel® Atom™ processor based development platform and other emulated platforms, how single instruction porting from architecture to architecture is possible, automatic application SDK creation, and the ease of upgrading to a commercially supported open source Linux* such as Wind River Linux*. Come learn how appropriate these tools may be for your project and how to quickly get started saving time and money. If you like what you hear and want to try it out, attend the Hands-on Lab: Create a Custom Embedded Linux* OS for Any Embedded Device using the Yocto Project*.
I highly recommend that you check these out. I will try to be there as much as possible... I would love to meet you.