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...

Buildroot Long Term Support releases: from 2017.02 to 2017.02.6 and counting

Buildroot is a widely used embedded Linux build systems. A large number of companies and projects use Buildroot to produce customized embedded Linux systems for a wide range of embedded devices. Most of those devices are now connected to the … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at the Embedded Linux Conference Europe

The next Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place on October 23-25 in Prague, Czech Republic. As usual, a significant part of the Free Electrons engineering team will participate to the conference and give talks on various topics: Grégory Clement … Continue reading

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Linux 4.13 released, Free Electrons contributions

Linux 4.13 was released last Sunday by Linus Torvalds, and the major new features of this release were described in details by LWN in a set of articles: part 1 and part 2. This release gathers 13006 non-merge commits, amongst … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at Embedded and Kernel Recipes 2017

The Kernel Recipes conference has become over the last few years a very interesting conference, with an original single track format and a limited number of attendees, which fosters communication and networking. Held in Paris, France, it is obviously a … Continue reading

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Free Electrons at the Linux Plumbers 2017 conference

The Linux Plumbers conference has established itself as a major conference in the Linux ecosystem, discussing numerous aspects of the low-level layers of the Linux software stack. Linux Plumbers is organized around a number of micro-conferences, plus a number of … Continue reading

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Updated bleeding edge toolchains on toolchains.free-electrons.com

Two months ago, we announced a new service from Free Electrons: free and ready-to-use Linux cross-compilation toolchains, for a large number of architectures and C libraries, available at http://toolchains.free-electrons.com/. Bleeding edge toolchain updates All our bleeding edge toolchains have been … Continue reading

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Linux 4.12, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released the 4.12 Linux kernel a week ago, in what is the second biggest kernel release ever by number of commits. As usual, LWN had a very nice coverage of the major new features and improvements: first … Continue reading

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Free and ready-to-use cross-compilation toolchains

For all embedded Linux developers, cross-compilation toolchains are part of the basic tool set, as they allow to build code for a specific CPU architecture and debug it. Until a few years ago, CodeSourcery was providing a lot of high … Continue reading

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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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Linux 4.11, Free Electrons contributions

Linus Torvalds has released this Sunday Linux 4.11. For an overview of the new features provided by this new release, one can read the coverage from LWN: part 1, part 2 and part 3. The KernelNewbies site also has a … Continue reading

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