Author Archives: Thomas Petazzoni

About Thomas Petazzoni

Thomas Petazzoni is an embedded Linux and kernel engineer at Free Electrons. He is a lead developer of Buildroot and also a contributor to the Linux kernel. More details...

Free Electrons at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe

The next Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place from October 11 to October 13 in Berlin, Germany. As usual, the entire Free Electrons engineering team will participate, which means this time 10 participants from Free Electrons! The schedule for … Continue reading

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Linux 4.7 statistics: Free Electrons engineer #2 contributor

LWN.net has published yesterday an article containing statistics for the 4.7 development cycle. This article is available for LWN.net subscribers only during the coming week, and will then be available for everyone, free of charge. It turns out that Boris … Continue reading

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“Understanding D-Bus” talk at the Toulouse Embedded Linux Meetup

A few months ago, in May, Free Electrons engineer Mylène Josserand presented a talk titled Understanding D-Bus at the Toulouse Embedded Linux and Android meetup. In this talk, Mylène shared her experience working with D-Bus, especially in conjunction with the … Continue reading

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Linux 4.7 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.7 has been released on Sunday by Linus Torvalds, with numerous new features and improvements that have been described in details on LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. KernelNewbies also has an updated page on the 4.7 … Continue reading

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Buildroot training updated to Buildroot 2016.05

Almost exactly one year ago, we announced the availability of our training course on Buildroot. This course received very good feedback, both from our customers, and from the community. In our effort to continuously improve and update our training materials, … Continue reading

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Linux 4.6 released, with Free Electrons contributions

The 4.6 version of the Linux kernel was released last Sunday by Linus Torvalds. As usual, LWN.net had a very nice coverage of this development cycle merge window, highlighting the most significant changes and improvements: part 1, part 2 and … Continue reading

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Article on the CHIP in French Linux magazine

Free Electrons engineer and Allwinner platform maintainer Maxime Ripard has written a long article presenting the Nextthing C.H.I.P platform in issue #18 of French magazine OpenSilicium, dedicated to open source in embedded systems. The C.H.I.P has even been used for … Continue reading

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Slides from the Embedded Linux Conference

Two weeks ago, the entire Free Electrons engineering team (9 persons) attended the Embedded Linux Conference in San Diego. We had some really good time there, with lots of interesting talks and useful meetings and discussions. In addition to attending … Continue reading

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Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon becomes Linux NAND subsystem maintainer

Free Electrons engineer Boris Brezillon has been involved in the support for NAND flashes in the Linux kernel for quite some time. He is the author of the NAND driver for the Allwinner ARM processors, did several improvements to the … Continue reading

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Slides from Collaboration Summit talk on Linux kernel upstreaming

As we announced in a previous blog post, Free Electrons CTO Thomas Petazzoni gave a talk at the Collaboration Summit 2016 covering the topic of “Upstreaming hardware support in the Linux kernel: why and how?“. The slides of the talk … Continue reading

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