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Embedded Linux by John Lombardo

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Considerations

While you’re considering the various toolkits, you should try to answer the following general questions. You should also make up a list of questions specific to your project.

  • What is the size of image produced?

  • What architectures are supported?

  • How easy is the toolkit to use?

  • How many optional packages are available?

  • What exceptional packages are available? (Web-based administration, perhaps?)

  • How customizable is the image? How difficult is it to customize?

  • How much does the toolkit cost? Is a royalty involved?

  • How well is the toolkit documented? Is printed documentation available?

  • How well is the toolkit supported? Paid support? Active list?

  • What are the requirements to use the toolkit?

  • Can a new version of the toolkit ...

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