IOTA cIRI on a BeagleBone Black with Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded

The full article was originally published by Bernardo Rodrigues on Medium. Read the full article here.

This is my first article for the IOTA community. It’s an introduction of my vision for the meta-iota OpenEmbedded layer, as well as a hands-on tutorial that acts as a proof-of-concept.

Introduction

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware architecture. Meanwhile, OpenEmbedded is a build automation framework and cross-compile environment used to create Linux distributions for embedded devices.

Together, these projects provide a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices that can be used to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IoT devices, or anywhere a customised Linux OS is needed.

There is an ever-growing movement of adoption of YP/OE tools inside the Embedded Linux community. This is mainly due to the flexibility and modularization they provide in terms of cross-compilation of different applications, customised kernels and Board Support Packages (BSPs). Bringing IOTA into YP/OE will potentially accelerate the adoption of IOTA by the Embedded Linux community since many different boards can now support IOTA tools.

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