Hello everyone,

Our project recently acquired some Gumstix boards to develop software for an embedded system.  I'm really quite new to the whole Embedded Linux world, and am trying to get a feel for how everything works.  Is it necessary to use OpenEmbedded to develop software for Gumstix?

I'm assuming OpenEmbedded provides a way for you to build the kernel, filesystem, drivers, etc., but if the board already has all of this, couldn't you just develop software and build it with the appropriate compiler for that processor?

We're looking to use Eclipse to develop C++ code, maybe even using Qt embedded, to run on the Gumstix.  I installed the OpenEmbedded Tools for Eclipse plugin, but it apparently assumes we already have a working installation of OpenEmbedded, but the overo-oe install keeps failing.