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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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11.1. Packages

To get a better understanding of the eCos toolset, we need to take a closer look at the modules that the tools operate on: packages. As described in Chapter 1, An Introduction to the eCos World, a package is a software component incorporating all necessary source and configuration files for distribution. A package can be for a single hardware device or for an entire networking stack. Packages can be configured, using the different eCos tools, to operate in a mode specific to your application. We see how to manipulate packages with the eCos configuration tools in the Package Control section of this chapter.

In order for the eCos component framework to make use of packages, the package must follow rules imposed by the framework. ...

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