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Wednesday, October 28 • 17:15 - 18:05
The State of PTXdist - Roland Hieber, Pengutronix

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PTXdist has been around as a build tool for Embedded Linux systems for more than 16 years now. During its monthly release cycle, besides the usual maintenance tasks, useful features are continuously being added. In the last years, these included support for kconfig deltas and layered BSPs, infrastructure for cryptographic code signing and license compliance, support for reproducible builds, and online reference documentation. With its configuration menu for selecting the software packages for your target system, and a template wizard for creating new packaging rules, PTXdist makes it possible to get a booting BSP in almost no time. Advanced users will feel familiar with PTXdist's makefiles, and can profit from fast edit-compile-run cycles by using nfsroot and cross-gdb integration. This talk gives an overview over the core concepts and the current feature set of PTXdist, and is intended for new as well as old users. This talk is based on a submission from FOSDEM 2020, and will also include the developments in the last six months, as well as set its focus more on the usability features.

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Roland Hieber

Integration Hacker, Pengutronix
Roland is a systems and integration hacker at Pengutronix and therefore has been sending patches for many different open source projects over the years. He feels at home in bash and GNU make code, and is not afraid of autotools.

Wednesday October 28, 2020 17:15 - 18:05 GMT
ELC Theater