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  • Explore the basic concept of Yocto's build system and how it is organized in order to use it efficiently with Raspberry Pi
  • Generate your first image with Yocto for the Raspberry Pi
  • Understand how to customize your Linux kernel within the Yocto Project
  • Customize your image in order to integrate your own applications
  • Write your own recipes for your graphical applications
  • Integrate a custom layer for the Raspberry Pi

The Yocto Project is a Linux Foundation workgroup, which produces tools (SDK) and processes (configuration, compilation, installation) that will enable the creation of Linux distributions for embedded software, independent of the architecture of embedded software (Raspberry Pi, i.MX6, and so on). It is a powerful build system that allows you to master your personal or professional development.

This book presents you with the configuration of the Yocto Framework for the Raspberry Pi, allowing you to create amazing and innovative projects using the Yocto/OpenEmbedded eco-system. It starts with the basic introduction of Yocto's build system, and takes you through the setup and deployment steps for Yocto. It then helps you to develop an understanding of Bitbake (the task scheduler), and learn how to create a basic recipe through a GPIO application example. You can then explore the different types of Yocto recipe elements (LICENSE, FILES, SRC_URI, and so on). Next, you will learn how to customize existing recipes in Yocto/OE layers and add layers to your custom environment (qt5 for example).

  • Set up and configure the Yocto Project efficiently with Raspberry Pi
  • Deploy multimedia applications from existing Yocto/OE layers
  • An easy-to-follow guide to utilize your custom recipes on your Raspberry Pi
Page Count 214
Course Length 6 hours 25 minutes
ISBN 9781785281952
Date Of Publication 28 Jun 2016


Pierre-Jean Texier

Pierre-Jean TEXIER is an embedded Linux engineer at Amplitude Systèmes (a pioneer in the marketing of Ytterbium femtosecond lasers) since 2014, where he maintains a custom SoC called i.MX6 with the Yocto Project (meta-fsl-arm), which is made by a French company, EUKREA.

He is a graduate of ESTEI school at Bordeaux, where he studied for 3 years to become an embedded Linux engineer.

He is a big supporter of the world of free software and the embedded world. His knowledge includes C/C++, Yocto, Linux, Bash, and kernel development, but he is also open to trying new things and testing new technologies.

Petter Mabäcker

Petter Mabäcker is a senior software developer specializing in embedded Linux systems. For the past 8 years, he has been working with embedded Linux professionally. Currently, Petter works as a Scrum Master and senior software developer at Ericsson AB. Additionally, his knowledge includes C/C++, shell scripting, Yocto Project (including BitBake and OpenEmbedded), Scrum, and Git.

In 2013, Petter started the small business Technux, which he runs as a side project in parallel with his duties at Ericsson. Some of the focus areas of the business are open source embedded Linux projects, such as the Yocto Project, together with different projects that involve the Raspberry Pi. As part of the work with Technux, Petter works as a contributer to the Yocto Project (including the Raspberry Pi BSP layer, known as meta-raspberrypi).