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Embedded Linux Embedded Linux Presentation Transcript

  • Embedded Linux Systems: An overview of iPKG John Thomson
    • Embedded Linux
      • What is an embedded system?
      • A component of a larger system
      • Special-purpose computer system designed to perform one or a few dedicated functions
      • There is no single formal definition
      • How big is the market?
      • How big are the combined markets of mobile phones, set-top boxes and other consumer electronics.
      • Why Linux?
  • Who will win the mobile phone market share? Google Android RIM Blackberry Microsoft Mobile Apple iPhone OS
  • A consortium comprising the largest manufacturers and software developers Open Handset Alliance Linux Mobile Foundation
  • What architectures are embedded designers using?
  • What is iPKG
    • iPKG is the Itsy Package Management System originally designed for smartphones like the Compaq iPAQ
    • “Do it like dpkg unless there is a strong reason not to”
    • Small, fine grain packages which run on limited capacity devices
    • It is now finding its way onto different consumer devices.
    OpenMoku uses a fork of iPKG, oPKG LinkSys, NSLU2 can use iPKG
  • What is the NSLU2 and why do I have one?
    • The NSLU2 is one of a variety of new embedded pieces of hardware that when combined with Linux can perform very different tasks to that which it was originally designed for.
    • 266MHz Intel Xscale IXP420 CPU. 32MB SDRAM and 8MB flash. 2 USB-2.0 ports and a network port.
    • Large community following at www.nslu2-linux.org
  • What is my UNSLUNG NSLU2 doing?
    • Currently not much, as its here...
    • Normally though it runs:
    • CIFS/SMB server for Windows machines... :(
    • NFS server
    • Media Player through uShare – DLNA + 360 compliant
    • Print Server through CUPS
    • Backup through rsync and cron tasks
    • Mine doesn't but it can:
    • Asterisk – Home VoIP PBX
    • BitTorrent for downloading CaixaMagica ISOs...
    • Web server + many other basic server tasks.
  • Conclusion Thank you very much for your time Muito Obrigado! Penguins are taking over! Join FOSS now! Questions?