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Re: Ubuntu Core is Arriving (GNU/Linux for Embedded Devices)

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____/ Kari Laine on Friday 02 Sep 2011 15:44 : \____

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> On 09/01/2011 10:34 PM, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> ____/ 7 on Thursday 01 Sep 2011 20:22 : \____
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>>>> Canonical Targets Embedded Devices with Its Ubuntu Core
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>>>> | If Canonical has its way, Ubuntu may soon be powering computers like the
>>>> | one in your car. At least, thats what the release of Ubuntu Core, a new
>>>> | image of Ubuntu aimed at embedded devices, suggests. Heres the scoop.
>>>> | 
>>>> | Ubuntu Core, as its name implies, constitutes a very bare-bones Ubuntu
>>>> | system. Its a minimalist version of Ubuntu that provides the most basic
>>>> | software around which developers can build a larger system to suit their
>>>> | needs.
>>>> `----
>>>> http://www.thevarguy.com/2011/09/01/canonical-targets-embedded-devices-with-its-ubuntu-core/comment-page-1/
>>> Phoor!! This is what I need!! We are powering ahead with
>>> idea of switching to ARM and the question I always
>>> had was how to get the Ubuntu (or some core) into the
>>> minimalist embedded system so that I can run just the needed
>>> distro maintained applications without having to be lumbered with
>>> excessive hardware and software overheads. Specifically, I'm thinking
>>> of ARM, flash, RAM and colour LCD up to 7" and it must run X, have ethernet
>>> with samba file sharing,
>>> bluetooth and/or wifi running but precious little else other than one app
>>> which will maximise across the full screen.
>>> If I got a virtual machine to play with that runs the core, then I can
>>> get the app debugged and working in a PC and also get contractors to
>>> be doing the same things on their PCs and join it all together into final
>>> product which is easy to maintain and distribute without licensing
>>> headaches.
>>> The underlying hardware can change any minute from product to product,
>>> but it doesn't risk bringing down the software because that
>>> would just get recompiled into the new hardware environment and everything
>>> would just work.
>>> Marvelous!!!
>>> Thank you Roy.
>> Have you ever worked with programmable Xilinx boards? I wrote a
>> front-end debugger for one.. :-)
> Available ?

Yes, http://schestowitz.com/Projects/KMD/download/KMD.tar.gz

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