I am trying to rebuild the application that was supplied with my e-con systems e-CAM50_CU35x_GSTIX. I am trying to follow the instructions provided, but a lot of this is quite new to me.

Here are the instructions provided (my comments are in parentheses):



6.1 Setting the build environment


Prepare the open embedded build environment by going through the following URL. http://www.gumstix.org/software-development/open-embedded.html

(GE: I actually followed the instructions here: http://www.gumstix.org/software-development/open-embedded/61-using-the-open-embedded-build-system.html)


Get the Linux kernel 2.6.32-r102g and Tool chain from the open embedded distribution for building the kernel for omap Overo linux.

Recommended tool chain: arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-gcc (GCC) version 4.3.3

            (GE: How?)

Tool chain path in the open embedded distribution: overo-oe/tmp/cross/armv7a/bin/arm-angstrom-linux-gnueabi-

(GE: How?



Can someone explain this in terms that a mechanical engineer can understand?