OpenEmbedded / Yocto Usage Survey

Posted by Cliff Brake on 2015-11-18 | 5 Comments to Read

Recently, I sent a survey to the OpenEmbedded and Yocto mail lists asking a series of questions about how they use OE.  38 people responded.  The average number of years using OE is 4.8 years.

Below are the results of the questions.  (update 2015-11-23 — the below numbers are absolute numbers, not percentage)

On the question about tooling, 4 people responded they use Toaster (two specified toaster analysis mode).  Two use devtool.  One uses ADT.

I plan to follow up with additional articles discussing some of these results.

Thanks to all who responded to this survey.

  • Jefro said,

    Great survey, Cliff! Thanks for posting the results.

  • Marco Cavallini said,

    Thank you for this very interesting report.
    I am defintely surprised by the “nodistro custom”.

  • Cliff Brake said,

    Yes — same here. I’ve just recently transitioned to using nodistro. The situation is different than back in the OE classic days where the distro was needed to choose versions of stuff that work together. Now, there is mostly just one version of everything in oe-core, so the need of a distro is a lot less.

  • Alex Voiculescu said,

    Cliff, please confirm the graph numbers are absolute, and not percentage.

  • Cliff Brake said,

    Alex, the graphs are absolute numbers.