honeycombOS the IOTA Embedded Linux Distribution
The full article was originally published by Bernardo Rodrigues on Medium. Read the full article here.
Each build is based on machine configurations from the OpenEmbedded BSP layer tailored for the board. This allows for better performance when compared to one-fits-all kinds of Distros such as DietPi, Armbian and Raspbian, which usually provide a single binary image for many different board versions (to ensure backwards compatibility).
For Raspberry Pis 3 and 4, honeycombOS is also 64bit compatible, which means RPi’s SoC 64bit architecture is fully taken advantage of and data is moved around faster.
- Raspberry Pi builds are available here:
- Useful information is available here:
- Instructions on how to build honeycombOS here:
honeycombOS is meant to be as minimalist and light as possible, so all CPU power is used for Tangle related computations. Therefore, there’s no GUI, and everything needs to be done via terminal.
honeycombOS is 100% cross-compiled from source, which means community feedback will drive improvements for next iterations. That includes (but not limited to) modifications to: