Best practices for building Qt applications with OpenEmbedded

This article describes how to cross compile a Qt application (named qt_tutorial) with OpenEmbedded, and several best practices you should consider.  OpenEmbedded currently includes fairly good support for building Qt — both Qt Embedded and Qt X11.   OE also includes a number of qt classes that make building Qt applications easy.  One of the main […]

How to capture source changes to an OpenEmbedded package

One task that is a often confusing to new OpenEmbedded users is how to capture changes to the source code for a package/recipe.  First, lets review the progression in tools use to capture source code changes. In days of yore, developers often used gnu diff to capture modifications to a source tree.  The typical practice […]

Embedded Linux development on Windows???

From http://www.embedded.com/design/opensource/204300381 : Host platform Although everything I will describe can be also done on a Windows host, I recommend using Linux. It’s more convenient, and more tools and utilities are available. And if you rely on a few Windows applications such as Word and Outlook, you can still run them on Linux in emulation […]

Do you need “software update” functionality in your Embedded Linux system?

In this day and age, most embedded systems include a way for users to easily update software once the device has been deployed.  This article discusses the requirements for a field update mechanism along with pointers for how to implement. Update Mechanism Requirements Requirements for a field update mechanism might be: easy for users to […]