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Recent improvements in Buildroot QA

Over the last few releases, a significant number of improvements in terms of QA-related tooling has been done in the Buildroot project. As an embedded Linux build system, Buildroot has a growing number of packages, and maintaining all of those … Continue reading

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Buildroot 2017.02 released, Free Electrons contributions

The 2017.02 version of Buildroot has been released recently, and as usual Free Electrons has been a significant contributor to this release. A total of 1369 commits have gone into this release, contributed by 110 different developers. Before looking in … Continue reading

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Buildroot 2016.11 released, Free Electrons contributions

The 2016.11 release of Buildroot has been published on November, 30th. The release announcement, by Buildroot maintainer Peter Korsgaard, gives numerous details about the new features and updates brought by this release. This new release provides support for using multiple … 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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Factory flashing with U-Boot and fastboot on Freescale i.MX6

Introduction For one of our customers building a product based on i.MX6 with a fairly low-volume, we had to design a mechanism to perform the factory flashing of each product. The goal is to be able to take a freshly … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at FOSDEM and the Buildroot Developers Meeting

The FOSDEM conference will take place on January 30-31 in Brussels, Belgium. Like every year, there are lots of interesting talks for embedded developers, starting from the Embedded, Mobile and Automotive Devroom, but also the Hardware track, the Graphics track. … 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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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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Free Electrons at FOSDEM 2015

For many open-source developers based in Europe, the FOSDEM is probably the most useful, interesting and exciting conference. Once again this year, several Free Electrons engineers will attend the conference: Maxime Ripard, mainly involved in Allwinner related kernel development, as … Continue reading

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2015 Q1 newsletter

This article was published on our quarterly newsletter. The Free Electrons team wishes you a Happy New Year for 2015, with plenty of optimism and energy! Free Electrons is happy to take this opportunity to share some news about the … Continue reading

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