The Yocto Project is pleased to announce some new kernel documentation on the web site and a revision for the Poky Reference Manual.

Kernel Architecture and Use Manual

We have just released a new manual on the project web site which explains the major concepts and usage of the Yocto Project kernel. The kernel is based on the Linux kernel from, and includes a mechanism for applying git branches for various architectures, platforms and devices.

Poky Reference Manual

The main reference manual for the build system has been updated, and a new version is available from the website on

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