The Yocto Project produces tools and processes that enable the creation of Linux distributions for embedded software, independent of the architecture. BeagleBone Black is a platform that allows users to perform installation and customizations to their liking, quickly and easily.
Starting with a basic introduction to Yocto Project's build system, this book will take you through the setup and deployment steps for Yocto Project. You will develop an understanding of BitBake, learn how to create a basic recipe, and explore the different types of Yocto Project recipe elements. Moving on, you will be able to customize existing recipes in layers and create a home surveillance solution using your webcam, as well as creating other advanced projects using BeagleBone Black and Yocto Project.
By the end of the book, you will have all the necessary skills, exposure, and experience to complete projects based on Yocto Project and BeagleBone Black.
H M Irfan Sadiq was a Linux enthusiast as a graduate student. He started his career as an embedded system development engineer and has been working as an H.264 Decoder developer and optimizer for the VLIW architecture. He got an opportunity to work on multiple multimedia frameworks that are open source as well as proprietary. He tried to work in a start-up in the entirely different domain of web development. He has been working on OpenEmbedded and Yocto Project technologies since he joined Mentor Graphics as the technical lead back in 2010. He has been working on derivative technologies of Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded for quite some time now, spanning more than 4 years. He has also been working on various hardware platforms based on the ARM, PPC, and x86 architecture. The diverse nature of subsequent BSPs has challenges in the context of QA. One of the challenges was to keep the QA packages in one place in such a way that they could be applied to all different product/platform combinations. He addressed this by creating a Yocto Project-based layer for which he is a maintainer as well as a gatekeeper.