October 31 - November 1 - Co-Located Events
October 28-30 - Conference
Lyon Convention Centre - Lyon, France
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Monday, October 28


Debian and Yocto Project Based Long-Term Maintenance Approaches for Embedded Products - Kazuhiro Hayashi, Toshiba & Jan Kiszka, Siemens AG
In industrial products, 10+ years maintenance is required, including security fixes, reproducible builds, and continuous system updates. Selecting appropriate base systems and tools is necessary for efficient product development. Debian has been applied to industrial products because of its stability, long-term supports, and powerful tools for packages development. The CIP Project, which provides scalable and customizable base image and BSP layers, is now used in various embedded devices. The speakers introduce the two different approaches to satisfy the requirements above; Deby and ISAR. Both provide simple but effective functions to customize and maintain Debian for embedded products. This talk not only explains preferred use cases of each approach, how to apply to product development, and relation with other open source projects but also how the CIP project supports building a sustainable industrial-grade Linux distribution.


Jan Kiszka

Senior Key Expert, Siemens AG
Jan Kiszka is working as consultant, open source evangelist and senior software engineer in the Competence Center for Embedded Linux at Siemens Corporate Technology. He is supporting Siemens division and subsidiaries with adapting and enhancing open source as platform for their products... Read More →

Kazuhiro Hayashi

Software Engineer, TOSHIBA Corporation
Kazuhiro Hayashi works at TOSHIBA Corporation as a Software Engineer since 2010. The main part of his work is to develop Linux for various industrial embedded products. His another focus is to provide a common Linux distribution and its build infrastructure for effective product development... Read More →

Monday October 28, 2019 11:30 - 12:05
Forum 2
  • Session Slides Included Yes
Wednesday, October 30


Debian or Yocto Project? Which is the Best for your Embedded Linux Project? - Chris Simmonds, 2net
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

Consultant, 2net
Chris Simmonds is a software consultant and trainer living in southern England. He has almost 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
Forum 3
  • Session Slides Included Yes