Wind River debuts Yocto-based embedded Linux - Embedded.com

Wind River debuts Yocto-based embedded Linux

Alameda, Ca. – Wind River has introduced the latest version of its open source Linux distribution, based on specifications from the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure and for which it has achieved Yocto Project Compatible registration.

Hosted by the Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project providing templates, tools and methods to help developers create embedded Linux-based systems, regardless of the hardware architecture.

By providing a common build system and collaboratively developed technologies, the Yocto Project gives developers a valuable starting point and helps them avoid duplicated efforts and unnecessary maintenance. Wind River is a Yocto Project founding member and Gold member of the advisory board, and actively holds key maintainer and technical lead positions.

As a commercial-grade Linux distribution, Wind River Linux also has a rich set of capabilities based on the latest open source technologies, fully integrated development tools, worldwide support and maintenance, and expert professional services. It supports an array of hardware including ARM, Intel, MIPS and Power architectures. Wind River Linux is available in a range of package and price options to fit diverse customer needs.

According to Chris Buerger, senior director of open platform products at Wind River, compatibility with the Yocto Project can reduce fragmentation by fostering collaborative development using a common set of tools and practices.

“Compatibility also ensures these tools and methodologies are architecturally independent for increased portability of software and middleware and decreased costs of their extensibility and maintenance,” he said. “By using a common build system developed by one of the largest open source projects, developers can avoid starting from scratch and focus on developing differentiated Linux devices that maximize return on investment.”

The latest version of Wind River Linux is available now, and more information is available at www.windriver.com/products/linux/.

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