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...

Linux 4.1 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds recently released the 4.1 Linux kernel, for which LWN.net gave a good description of the major new features: 4.1 Merge window, part 1, 4.1 Merge window, part 2, The 4.1 merge window closes. As usual, Free Electrons engineers … Continue reading

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Buildroot 2015.05 release, Free Electrons contributions inside

The Buildroot project has recently released a new version, 2015.05. With exactly 1800 patches, it’s the largest release cycle ever, with patches from more than 100 different contributors. It’s an impressive number, showing the growing popularity of Buildroot as an … Continue reading

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Free Electrons working on the $9 C.H.I.P computer

If you’re following the news about embedded Linux and new cool development platforms, you for sure couldn’t miss the announcement on the world’s first $9 computer. This computer, called C.H.I.P, was started through a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter and reception … Continue reading

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Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni co-maintainer of Linux Atmel processor support

After becoming the co-maintainer of the Linux RTC subsystem, Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni also recently became a co-maintainer for the support of Atmel ARM processors in the Linux kernel. Free Electrons has been working since early 2014 with Atmel … Continue reading

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New training course on Buildroot: materials freely available

Last year, Free Electrons launched a new training course on using the Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded to develop embedded Linux systems. In the selection of build system tools available in the embedded Linux ecosystem, another very popular choice is Buildroot, … Continue reading

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ELC 2015 videos available

The videos from the last Embedded Linux Conference that took place late March in San Jose, California, are now available on Youtube! This represents a lot of interesting and useful content about embedded Linux topics. You’ll find below the videos … Continue reading

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Free Electrons contributes U-Boot support for SECO i.MX6 uQ7 board

Amongst the multiple customer projects we are currently working on that rely on i.MX6 based platforms, one of them is using the SECO i.MX6 µQ7 System on Module as its heart. Unfortunately, the SECO Linux BSP relies on old U-Boot … Continue reading

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Free Electrons engineer Alexandre Belloni co-maintainer of the Linux RTC subsystem

The Linux RTC subsystem supports the Real Time Clock drivers for a large number of platforms and I2C or SPI based Real Time Clocks: it contains about 140 different device drivers, plus the RTC core itself. The current maintainer, Alessandro … Continue reading

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Linux 4.0 released, Free Electrons #6 contributing company

Linus Torvalds has released 4.0 a few days ago, deciding to increment the major number version just because he cannot count up to 20 with his fingers and toes. As usual, LWN gave an excellent coverage of the merge window … Continue reading

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Embedded Linux Conference slides from Free Electrons

The Free Electrons engineering team is back from a busy week at the Embedded Linux Conference 2015 in San Jose, California, last week. During this conference, we presented several talks, a BoF, and participated to the technical showcase with a … Continue reading

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