Gumstix announced its participation in the Yocto Project, including full support for the project's build system on the Gumstix line of ARM-based Overo COMs. With an array of tools to develop, maintain and test customized Linux images, the Yocto Project streamlines the process of developing an embedded Linux implementation, the company says.
An open source collaboration project hosted by the Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project provides tools and infrastructure to develop completely customized Linux distributions independent of any hardware architecture. Among these is a build system based on OpenEmbedded architecture, with which developers are able to adapt Gumstix' existing Yocto Project layers for the Overo line to their own needs. This permits centralized incorporation and exclusion of desired system components, creating tailored Linux solutions for embedded solutions implementations.
"At Gumstix, we aim to provide solutions that are as flexible as possible," said W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix. "Gumstix' participation in and support for the Yocto Project serves to further that goal by enabling developers to rapidly deploy a Linux-based solution on any hardware. Full, collaborative, open-source project support for our Overo COMs makes Gumstix' hardware platforms even more versatile as complete, embedded solutions while minimizing development time and maximizing efficiency."
Gumstix currently offers two versions of its project layer for the Overo line, one featuring a full desktop environment, and the other featuring console-access only.
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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company's website.