Embedded Linux contributions to the Linux Ecology HOWTO.
Bootlin has contributed major updates to the Linux Ecology HOWTO, a Linux Documentation Project document that gathers ideas and techniques for using Linux in an environmentally friendly way.
In particular, Bootlin took advantage of its experience with embedded Linux system development to add new techniques which can reduce power consumption or make it possible to extend the lifetime of old systems with limited resources.
Bootlin also contributed an overview presentation on this HOWTO. The latest HOWTO version with our updates (waiting for the next official release) can also be found on the same page.
A summary of the improvements brought in 1 year to our free embedded linux training materials.
Since our first public release in October 2004, we made significant improvements to our free embedded Linux training materials:
- The total number of slides increased from approximately 500 to more than 1000. Here are all available training materials and presentations.
- New training materials: audio in embedded Linux systems, multimedia in embedded Linux systems.
- New presentations: embedded Linux From Scratch… in 40 minutes, Linux on TI OMAP processors, free software development tools.
- Added many sections, updates and improvements to our main document: embedded Linux kernel and driver development. If you haven’t checked it for 1 year, you will hardly recognize it!
- Some of training labs now use the SkyEye emulator, which supports several arm boards. People can now practise with cross-compiling and booting the Linux kernel without having to purchase expensive development boards.
- KernelKit, a live GNU/Linux distribution derived from Knoppix, was created for embedded systems and kernel developers. In particular, it includes uClibc cross-compiling toolchains for several platforms: arm, armeb, i386, m68k, mips, mipsel, ppc and sh4. KernelKit is used in our training labs.
- The PDF versions of the documents now include internal and external hyperlinks, thanks to using OpenOffice.org 2.0. To navigate within the documents or to go to an external site, just click on the links in your favorite PDF reader.
- Some utilities were created and shared with the community: clink (to compact cross-compiling toolchains), and cOOol (to report broken hyperlinks in OpenOffice.org documents).
- The training materials were used for 12 training sessions delivered to embedded system companies and key silicon vendors.
- The documents are now released under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution – ShareAlike 2.0 license, instead of the GNU Free Documentation License.
- Some of the documents have been translated to French, German or Italian by several contributors.
Your corrections, suggestions, contributions and translations are welcome!
Some of these documents are used in our training sessions. They are available under the Creative Commons BY-SA license (see details and other documents).
Here are the PDF versions:
Here are the source versions in OpenDocument Format:
Thanks to people who sent comments and corrections: Michael Kerrisk, Jim Donelson, Tyler Le, Laurent Thomas, Jeff Ghislain, Leif Thande, Frédéric Desmoulins, Przemysław Ciesielski