Category Archives: Technical

Linux 3.18 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has recently released the 3.18 version of the Linux kernel. As usual, LWN.net made an excellent coverage of the merge window: part 1, part 2 and part 3. As of 3.18-rc6, LWN.net gathered some statistics about the 3.18 … Continue reading

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DMAEngine Documentation: Work (finally) in Progress

While developping a DMA controller driver for the Allwinner A31 SoCs (that eventually got merged in the 3.17 kernel), I’ve realised how under-documented the DMAEngine kernel subsystem was, especially for a newcomer like I was. After discussing this with a … Continue reading

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Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded training materials published

As we announced in out latest newsletter, we recently launched a new Yocto Project and OpenEmbedded development training course. The first public session will take place in Toulouse, France on November 18-20 and we still have a few seats available. … Continue reading

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Call for participation for the FOSDEM Embedded developer room

The FOSDEM is by far the largest and most vibrant open-source event in Europe. With 5000+ participants, 400+ talks in just two days, a completely free entrance with no registration required, and many topics covered, it has become over the … Continue reading

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Videos of XDC2014 and Kernel Recipes 2014

Recently, two interesting conferences took place in France: the X.org developer conference (in Bordeaux, October 8th-10th) and the Kernel Recipes conference (in Paris, September 25th-26th). Both conferences have now published videos and slides of the different talks: for the XDC … Continue reading

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Call for participation for the Embedded Linux Conference 2015

The Embedded Linux Conference Europe is just over that it’s already time to think about the Embedded Linux Conference 2015, which will take place on March 23-25 in San Jose, California. The call for participation has been published recently, and … Continue reading

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Free Electrons team back from ELCE and Linux Plumbers

As we announced in an earlier blog post, the entire Free Electrons engineering team was at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe and Linux Plumbers Conference last week in Düsseldorf. In addition to attending many talks, meeting developers of the embedded … Continue reading

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Free Electrons registered as Yocto Project Participant.

Earlier this month, Free Electrons applied and was elected Yocto Project Participant by the Yocto Project Advisory Board. This badge is awarded to people and companies actively participating to the Yocto Project and promoting it. We have mainly contributed to … Continue reading

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Linux 3.17 released, Free Electrons 14th contributing company

Linux 3.17 has been released a few days ago. One can read the coverage of the 3.17 merge window by LWN (part 1 and part 2) to get some details about the new features brought by this kernel release. As … Continue reading

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Xenomai 2.6.4 released, with Atmel SAMA5D3 support

At the end of September, the Xenomai project has announced the release of version 2.6.4. For the record, Xenomai is a hard real-time extension to the Linux kernel. Amongst a number of bug fixes and improvements, this new release brings … Continue reading

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