Buildroot is a simple, efficient and easy-to-use embedded Linux build system. It can generate a cross-compilation toolchain, a Linux kernel image, bootloader images and more importantly a root filesystem image with many userspace libraries and programs. Based on cross-compilation, Buildroot supports more than 1000 userspace packages, including GStreamer, X.org, Qt, Gtk and more.
Used by Google, many SoC vendors, and numerous embedded systems makers, Buildroot is backed by a strong and active open-source community, that publishes stable releases every three months.
Through this talk, we would like to share a little introduction on how to use Buildroot, and then cover the new important features and improvements that have been implemented during the last two years.
Peter Korsgaard has been involved with embedded Linux for more than ten years: First with handhelds.org, later nslu2-linux.org and now maintains Buildroot and a number of device drivers in the Linux kernel. Peter works for Barco where he handles the low level software stack for their products.
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