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It has been several months since I have been able to start working with the Gunstix again. So, I started looking online to see what the recent changes were. I quickly ran across the discussions about OE and that generated further questions. But, I was not able to get an answer.
So, the question is, what are the differences between OE and Buildroot? (Why select one over the other)
I used to work on my experiments through Buildroot. But based on recent
recommendations, I decided to do everything through OE. So, I have OE
setup and ready on my system and built the basic image. I also have
instructions on how to get that image to my Stix, and will test that
In the mean time, I have been trying to learn as much about OE in
context of Gumstix recently and found huge holes in the documentation.
The gumstix.net site and http://www.gumstix.net <http://www.gumstix.net/>
sites are very useful, but do not answer some of my basic questions. I
appreciate your time on this.
First, I just want to briefly explain my needs. I am building a small
robot that is using custom software. The robot consists of several
hardware modules that will talk to the gumstix via I2C. It also has some
serial devices that I will need to connect via the serial ports. The
Gumstix I have is a 400mhz Basix with Bluetooth. At this point,
Bluetooth is not really a concern, though in the future I plan on using
So, to my point. Is there a list of gumstix packages that I can see so
that I can select what to enable (or install) and what to disable? It
was mentioned that there are several packages that should be disabled to
save space. I have found no reference on how to enable or disable items
to be compiled into the image. Also, because my needs are so very basic,
any recommendations you have as to what is not needed is most useful.
End result, I would appreciate it if you could tell me, or direct me to
instructions that would help. I am not a Linux developer. I work with
very specific applications, so the Linux world is a little confusing
from the programming perspective.
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| Greetings again,
| It has been several months since I have been able to start working with
| the Gunstix again. So, I started looking online to see what the recent
| changes were. I quickly ran across the discussions about OE and that
| generated further questions. But, I was not able to get an answer.
| So, the question is, what are the differences between OE and Buildroot?
| (Why select one over the other)
* scale with configurations
* do glibc
* have much packages
* have upstream support
* have package-management
* have QA checks
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