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Open source tools project launches user survey

May 4, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

Current and former OpenEmbedded users are invited to complete a 23-question online survey conducted by the project. The first OpenEmbedded user survey aims to help the project understand its user-base and their needs, in order to improve the tool. The OpenEmbedded project maintains open-source embedded development tools primarily targeting Linux.

According to core developer Holger Hans Peter Freyther, OpenEmbedded aims to “ease the creation of embedded Linux toolchains, packages, and distributions.” Freyther adds, “[OpenEmbedded] supports all major 'Embedded Linux' architectures, [and] includes more than 3,000 applications to choose from.”

OpenEmbedded tools are used by a variety of commercial and open source embedded Linux projects, including Dream Multimedia's Dreambox, OpenZaurus, the OpenSlug and Unslung distributions for the LinkSys NSLU2, and the OpenSIMPad distro for Siemens's SIMPad webpad.

The first OpenEmbedded user survey is anonymous, and the results will be published when the survey is completed, Freyther notes. To participate, visit the OpenEmbedded user survey page.


 
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