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Cross Platform Enablement for the Yocto Project with Containers - Randy Witt, Intel

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Published on Feb 28, 2017

Cross Platform Enablement for the Yocto Project with Containers - Randy Witt, Intel

Leveraging Docker containers has allowed for easier completion of a wide variety of tasks within the Yocto Project. The containers also allow for host isolation (apart from the kernel), repeatability, and easier use and setup of Yocto Project tools such as bitbake, toaster, and the extensible sdk/devtool. Trying out various Linux distributions for verification becomes simpler. Similar workflows across platforms now comes largely for free, since Docker for Windows and Mac transparently run the Linux containers with a hypervisor. It is straightforward to extend the containers for different usages since the metadata is available via git. In this presentation Randy will give a high level demonstration of the containers that already exist and how they might be used.

About Randy Witt
Randy Witt is a software engineer in Intel's Open Source Technology Center. After using the Yocto Project for many years for consumer devices, he joined Intel in 2014 to work on the Yocto Project. He typically focuses on core build system development and enhancements. He has given internal presentations on systemd and other topics at his previous company.

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