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Wednesday, October 30 • 11:30 - 12:05
Debian or Yocto Project? Which is the Best for your Embedded Linux Project? - Chris Simmonds, 2net

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As you contemplate how to put together the system software for your next Embedded Linux project you will probably be wondering which is the best path to take? Use a Linux distro such as Debian, (or another of your choosing), or create a custom operating system using Yocto Project (or Open Embedded or Buildroot). At first sight, Debian looks easy, especially if you are using a Raspberry Pi, a BeagleBone or another board with a pre-installed Debian-derived system. So, why go to all the trouble of replacing it with Yocto?

In this talk I will show you the strengths and weaknesses of each approach, using real-world use cases as examples. Spoiler alert: my conclusion is that … it all depends what you want to do. Debian is great for fast implementation and proof-of-concept, but for long term maintainability and control of the platform, you need Yocto. Now you need to come along to see why I believe this to be so.

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Chris Simmonds

Teacher, 2net
Chris Simmonds is a software consultant and trainer living in southern England. He has two decades of experience in designing and building open-source embedded systems. He is the founder and chief consultant at 2net Ltd, which provides professional training and mentoring services... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 11:30 - 12:05 CET
Forum 3
  Embedded Linux Conference, Distribution
  • Session Slides Included Yes