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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)
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Adding a web browser application

A web browser may not seem like the typical package to run on an embedded device; however, the i.MX6 is a high-end application processor and its powerful graphical and video capabilities make it fully capable of running one. In this recipe, we will explore the different web browser options available.

Getting ready

The web browser choice will depend on the specific task the browser will be used for and what the hardware acceleration needs are. The following browsers are currently available:

  • Epiphany (known as Gnome Web in recent versions)
  • Firefox
  • Chromium, and Qt WebEngine for Qt5 integration

How to do it...

The Epiphany web browser is included with Poky. Epiphany started as a fork of the Mozilla Suite intended to make a lean, fast browser. Epiphany started off as Galeon and it needed a second fork to become the current Epiphany project. It moved away from Mozilla's Gecko layout engine in favor of using Webkit, a layout engine with origins in the KDE project. It...