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Learning Embedded Linux Using the Yocto Project by Swizec Teller

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Introduction to the Yocto Project

In the previous section, the benefits of having an open source environment were presented. Taking a look at how embedded development was done before the advent of the Yocto Project offers a complete picture of the benefits of this project. It also gives an answer as to why it was adopted so quickly and in such huge numbers.

Using the Yocto Project, the whole process gets a bit more automatic, mostly because the workflow permitted this. Doing things manually requires a number of steps to be taken by developers:

  1. Select and download the necessary packages and components.
  2. Configure the downloaded packages.
  3. Compile the configured packages.
  4. Install the generated binary, libraries, and so on, on rootfs available on development ...

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