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Monday, April 4 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Buildroot vs. OpenEmbedded/Yocto: A Four Hands Discussion - Alexandre Belloni & Thomas Petazzoni, Free Electrons

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Buildroot and OpenEmbedded (the build system of the Yocto Project) are by far the most popular tools in the industry to build custom embedded Linux systems. While having the same general goal, they are significantly different in their approach to solve the problem, in their configuration, in their typical use scenarios
and their daily usage. Many newcomers are confused by the diversity of tools and especially in the choice between Buildroot and OE/Yocto Project.

In this four hands discussion comparing both solutions, we will attempt to clarify the differences, advantages and drawbacks of both tools. Alexandre Belloni will advocate the use of OE/Yocto, while Thomas Petazzoni will naturally advocate the use of Buildroot.


Alexandre Belloni

Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineer, Free Electrons
Alexandre joined Free Electrons in 2013, a company offering development, consulting and training services to embedded Linux system developers worldwide. He has been working on embedded systems since 2005, mostly Linux on ARM but also MIPS and x86 and so contributes to the usual projects... Read More →
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Thomas Petazzoni

Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons)
Thomas Petazzoni is CTO and embedded Linux developer at Bootlin (formerly Free Electrons). He is a co-maintainer of the Buildroot project and also a contributor to the Linux kernel, helping adding support for Marvell ARM processors.

Monday April 4, 2016 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Harbor Ballroom H