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4 - 7 July 2002
Bristol

Wookey - Aleph One Ltd.

The Easy Way to make Embedded Distributions: emdebsys

Configuring linux for embedded systems is currently a complicated task. You need to know a lot about the kernel, devices, modules, the boot sequence, libraries, and the applications and tools you want to use. Many of these have interdependencies and if you don't get them right it won't work. You can just include a pile of stuff to be sure it works, but then your system is much larger than it needs to be.


Many engineers would prefer not to have to worry about all this stuff, being primarily concerned with their particular application and emdebsys is a tool that endeavours to make specifying a minimal working set of components as painless as possible. You just pick the things you want in your system, point it at a suitable software archive and sources and it goes away and builds a complete working system. It works by encoding the OS dependencies in CML2 rulesets, much as is done for the kernel itself, and then using the Debian software archive resources, or one you supply yourself, to get only what is needed and make a system that contains everything you need but no more. Components can be extracted from existing packages or built from source, as required.


This tool is a major part of the Emdebian (Embedded Debian) project. It is not specific to Debian-oriented developers, and works fine on RH or Mandrake boxen too. It's platform agnostic (currently working on i386 and ARM) and of course thoroughly free. Come and see if this is something you could use, or want to help out on. Wookey, Chief Nerd, Aleph One


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