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Embedded Gentoo


1.  Project Description

This project manages embedded system support in Gentoo. The project is responsible for overseeing the build infrastructure for creating images to be installed onto embedded systems. Also included is the support of specific types of embedded systems and development tools.

2.  Project Goals

The intention of the project is to make Gentoo viable for embedded systems. This includes creating a system for cross compiling and building the image for an embedded system on a Gentoo workstation. The base install image should be minimal, with different libc options. Building on this base, the system can be customized for the particular system.

3.  Developers

Developer Nickname Role
Ned Ludd solar Lead
Anthony G. Basile blueness AMD64, ARM, X86, MIPS, PPC
Angelo Arrifano miknix ARM, Handhelds, Cross Compiling
Mike Doty kingtaco JTAG, ARM, PPC
Robin H. Johnson robbat2 JTAG, dev-embedded
Luca Barbato lu_zero PPC, newlib
Markos Chandras hwoarang Tools, MIPS
Mike Frysinger vapier Lead, ARM, SH, Cross Compiling

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4.  Subprojects

The Embedded project has the following subprojects:

Project Lead Description
Build System tools for building and loading the system. Includes cross compiling and libc (glibc/uClibc).
Tools Tools for embedded system development (dev-embedded)
Single Boards Support for single board systems.
Handhelds Support for handheld devices, such as PDAs like iPAQ and Zaurus.

5.  Planned subprojects

The Embedded project has the following subprojects planned:

Project Description
Misc Devices Support for miscellaneous embedded systems
Security Implementation of security measures
Real Time Enhancements for real time operation

6.  Herds

The Embedded project maintains the following herds:

Herd Members Description
embedded blueness, hwoarang, kumba, radhermit, zlogene Embedded systems packages
dev-embedded hwoarang, radhermit, robbat2, vapier, zlogene Development tools for embedded systems and micro-controllers

7.  More Information

All the good stuff has been integrated into the Embedded Handbook.


Summary: Embedded Gentoo brings the flexibity of Gentoo to embedded systems.

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