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Embedded Linux Projects Using Yocto Project Cookbook by Alex González

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Introducing system development workflows

When customizing the software, there are some system development workflows that are commonly used, and we will introduce them in this recipe.

How to do it...

We will see an overview of the following development workflows:

  • External development
  • Working directory development
  • External source development

They are all used under different scenarios.

How it works...

Let's understand what the use of each of these development workflows is individually.

External development

In this workflow, we don't use the Yocto build system to build our packages, just a Yocto toolchain and the package's own build system.

The resulting source can be integrated into Yocto in the following ways:

  • With a recipe that fetches a released tarball. ...

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