|What is the Yocto Project?
The Yocto Project is an open source project that provides a common starting point for developers of embedded Linux systems to create customized distributions for embedded products in a hardware-agnostic setting. Sponsored by the Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project is more than a build system. It provides tools, processes, templates and methods, so developers can rapidly create and deploy products for the embedded market.
What are the benefits of using the Yocto Project?
It’s a complete embedded Linux development environment with tools, metadata, and documentation – it has everything you need. The free tools are easy to get started with, powerful to work with (including emulation environments, debuggers, an Application Toolkit Generator, etc.) and they allow projects to be carried forward over time without causing you to lose optimizations and investments made during the project’s prototype phase. The Yocto Project fosters community adoption of this open source technology allowing its users to focus on their specific product features and development.
The UP board has just released a new Yocto BSP layer to enable support to the UP board with Yocto Jethro 2.0.1.
The Yocto BSP layer for UP board includes:
– Linux Kernel 4.1 patches for UP Board.
You can now build your own custom distribution for UP using the Yocto Project Build System!
*information from Yocto is quoted from https://www.yoctoproject.org/ ; http://www.aosabook.org/en/yocto.html