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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By : Alex Gonzalez
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Embedded Linux Development Using Yocto Project Cookbook - Second Edition

By: Alex Gonzalez

Overview of this book

The Yocto Project has become the de facto distribution build framework for reliable and robust embedded systems with a reduced time to market.You'll get started by working on a build system where you set up Yocto, create a build directory, and learn how to debug it. Then, you'll explore everything about the BSP layer, from creating a custom layer to debugging device tree issues. In addition to this, you’ll learn how to add a new software layer, packages, data, scripts, and configuration files to your system. You will then cover topics based on application development, such as using the Software Development Kit and how to use the Yocto project in various development environments. Toward the end, you will learn how to debug, trace, and profile a running system. This second edition has been updated to include new content based on the latest Yocto release.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page
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Using the Eclipse IDE

Eclipse is an open source IDE that is written mostly in Java and released under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). It can be extended using plugins and the Yocto Project releases a Yocto plugin that allows to use Eclipse for Yocto application development.

Getting ready

Yocto 2.4 provides Eclipse Yocto plugins for three different Eclipse versions: Mars, Neon and Oxygen. They can be downloaded at We will use Oxygen, but the instructions are compatible with all versions. We will start with the Eclipse IDE for C/C++ developers and install all the required plugins we need.

It is recommended to run Eclipse under Oracle Java 1.8, although other Java providers are supported. You can install Oracle Java 1.8 from Oracle's web site,, or using a Ubuntu Java Installer PPA, The latter will integrate Java with your package management...