These are the general goals of the Embedded Linux Workshop:
It must be easy to learn.
It must be useful in real-world situations.
These are the goals of the embedded Linux applications you can build with ELW:
Minimal code size. The top priority of any embedded Linux toolkit should really be building an embedded Linux application that minimizes code size. The smaller the code, the less memory and flash required to run the application; this reduces the final assembly cost.
Extensibility. The Embedded Linux Workshop strives to be as extensible as possible. Adding support for various application packages, library technologies, and processors should be conceptually easy. This is especially important in the Open Source world, where ...