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New book about the Yocto Project released

Jul 9, 2014

Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project book We are happy to announce the release of Embedded Linux Development with Yocto Project. A comprehensive one-year effort has led to this book, the first to specifically cover the Yocto Project use.

During the book’s development, technical reviewers from the Yocto Project community and from related industries provided a wider perspective of covered topics which are based on the Yocto Project 1.6 release (codename Daisy).

If you are an embedded systems enthusiast and willing to learn about the compelling features offered by the Yocto Project, then this is an essential book in your library. With prior experience in the embedded Linux domain, you can make the most of this book to efficiently create custom Linux-based systems.

The book contains the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1, Meeting the Yocto Project, presents the history of the Yocto Project, showing the parts that compose it.
  • Chapter 2, Baking Our Poky-based System, introduces the environment needed for the first build.
  • Chapter 3, Using Hob to Bake an Image, shows the user-friendly graphical interface that can be used as a wrapper for configuration and as a build tool.
  • Chapter 4, Grasping the BitBake Tool, presents the first concepts and premises of the tool used to control all other pieces of the Yocto Project.
  • Chapter 5, Detailing the Temporary Build Directory, details the output directory tree of a build with focus on the tmp directory.
  • Chapter 6, Assimilating Packaging Support, introduces the package concepts and details the packaging support used by the Yocto Project.
  • Chapter 7, Diving into BitBake Metadata, details the concepts and syntaxes used by the Yocto Project metadata, both in recipes and configuration files.
  • Chapter 8, Developing with the Yocto Project, details how to use the Yocto Project to generate a custom development environment.
  • Chapter 9, Debugging with the Yocto Project, details which debug tools the Yocto Project provides and how to use them.
  • Chapter 10, Exploring External Layers, explores one of the most important concepts of the Yocto Project, which is the flexibility of using external layers.
  • Chapter 11, Creating Custom Layers, practices the steps of creation of layers.
  • Chapter 12, Customizing Existing Recipes, lists the common use cases of recipe customization and how to achieve them properly.
  • Chapter 13, Achieving GPL Compliance, summarizes the tasks and concepts involved in a copyleft compliance product.
  • Chapter 14, Booting Our Custom Embedded Linux, uses a real hardware machine together with the Yocto Project’s tools.

The first chapter is offered as a sample and offers a good overview of the topics which are covered within the book.

The book is available for purchase from Amazon and several other stores. You can also search other stores by using the ISBN 978-1783282333.