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Webinars introduce developers to embedded Linux

Nov 30, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 3 views

TimeSys will offer three webinars in December and early January aimed at helping developers who are new to embedded Linux. The three topics including getting Linux to boot on a target embedded board, getting a sample application to run, and choosing among available embedded filesystem choices.

TimeSys describes its three December webinars as follows:

  • Linux Boot-Up — Learn what happens when a Linux kernel boots from a bootloader to init to your user-space program running. Understand how to minimize boot time and get the right programs running for your application. We will also discuss what Linux does after the kernel starts and how you can get your application running easily. Thursday, December 7th, 1:00 PM EST

  • Hello World, from an Embedded Perspective — This session will walk the user through the process of creating a “Hello World” application for an embedded target. It will include cross-compiling the kernel and application, and creating an image with a root file system that includes the “Hello World” program. Those new to embedded development using Linux will gain an understanding of how the different parts of Linux work together to solve this classic problem. Wednesday, December 20th, 1:00 EST
  • Survey of Linux Filesystems — Unlike desktop Linux systems, which typically use ext3, an embedded engineer has many different filesystems to use, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. This webinar will discuss in-depth the different filesystems frequently (and not so frequently) used on embedded targets. We will show where to get the tools for each of the filesystems and how to use them to create a root filesystem (RFS) for your target. Tuesday, January 9th, 1:00 EST

The webinars are free to attend, with registration. Additional details can be found on TimeSys's Webinar page, here, where archives of 26 previously presented Webinars also await.

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