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Wednesday, September 19 • 5:40pm - 6:15pm
Why Would Anyone Develop on Debian/Ubuntu - Wookey, Linaro/Debian

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Having your development environment and target environment be the same, no matter what architectures they are, is a powerful thing, and a very unfamiliar idea to your average embedded developer. This is just one of many cool things Debian-based developers take for granted.
This talk will take a look at cross-architecture development practices in Debian and Ubuntu,  including a wider look at the software ecosystem of derivative distributions, and why you might choose to use Debian, Ubuntu or something else for automotive projects. Architecture independence, multiarch, crossbuilding, It is given by someone with 12 years experience of doing this sort of thing for and at various companies.
Some technical details will be given but anyone who knows what a linux distro and a cross-compiler is should be able to follow along



Wookey has been working on ARM Linux since shortly after it was invented, and has been a Debian developer since 2000, working primarily on the ARM ports, Embedded Debian and Cross-building. | He's made a living as an Embedded Linux geek for over a decade, currently at Linaro/ARM. He's worked on bootloaders, kernels, JTAG, open hardware, documentation, nand-flash filesystems, build systems, domotics, sysadmin and infrastructure in that time and is... Read More →

Wednesday September 19, 2012 5:40pm - 6:15pm
Conference Room 2