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Pro Linux Embedded Systems by Gene Sally

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Chapter 2. Configuring the Software Environment

Getting ready for an embedded Linux project is a straightforward process. You need to collect the tools and install the necessary software components, which aren't usually found on a run-of-the-mill Linux or Windows distribution. Some of the preparation involves getting the right sort of cabling and understanding how to get everything wired up and ready to go.

Time spent configuring this aspect of the development environment correctly is an excellent investment. Even if your team consists of a single person, taking the time to document how the system is configured is important. If the team grows or the machine used for development dives into the bit-bucket, re-creating the environment using the documentation ...

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