[yocto] [OE-core] Information about non-traditional uses of the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded

Angus Lees guslees at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 22:07:53 PDT 2019

Oh I lie, some of my Android-SDK stuff survives:

Here's a relevant scummvm forum post to put it in historical context:
... And my announce to the android-ndk list, that promptly resulted in the
Android powers-that-be shutting it down with prejudice.  I believe the
quote was "this threatens the future of Android" ;)

 - Gus

On Thu, 21 Mar 2019 at 15:36, Angus Lees <guslees at gmail.com> wrote:

> I use yocto to build an immutable disk image for several architectures of
> Kubernetes servers (currently armv7, aarch64, x86-64).  It's basically a
> CoreOS Container Linux clone, except smaller and more portable.  I like
> yocto/OE's powerful cross-compilation, minimalism, read-only rootfs, A/B
> image upgrades (I'm using rauc), etc.
> https://gitlab.com/containos/containos
> Previously I've used yocto/openembedded to build:
> - minimal x86-64 docker images, and pre-built package repository (
> https://github.com/anguslees/boxfactory - no longer maintained now that
> alpine is a thing).
> - an early Android C/C++ sdk development environment (ie: nativesdk) -
> before the official "Android NDK" became useful.  I added support for
> `repo` tool, bionic, etc - I was even doing canadian-cross to build the SDK
> on Linux/glibc, to run on win32/mingw, and compile for armv7/bionic :P
> Unfortunately this got killed by politics and never saw the light of day,
> but it was used to build the early releases of the "ScummVM" Android app
> (possibly the first native app on the Android marketplace).
> Indeed, I don't think I've ever used it for an actual embedded platform :P
>  - Gus
> On Thu, 28 Feb 2019 at 07:01, Philip Balister <philip at balister.org> wrote:
>> During the last OpenEmbedded developer meeting, it became clear that
>> people are using the Yocto project/OpenEmbedded in spaces outside what
>> we think of as traditional embedded. Lieu Ta is working on a
>> presentation for the Linux Foundation Leadership Summit and we would
>> like to collect as many "unusual" applications are possible from
>> companies we can publicly acknowledge. Unusual is edge, containers,
>> desktop, etc. Or even really interesting embedded applications :)
>> Please drop me an email (off list is fine) with enough info for us to
>> add you to a slide and acknowledge your work.
>> Thanks,
>> Philip
>> --
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> --
>  - Gus

 - Gus
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