Mind Newsletter - Q3 2015

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July 1st 2015

Mind Newsletter - Q3 2015


Contents:

  1. Next Linux and Android trainings
  2. Qt Embedded Hands-on workshop
  3. Mind presentation at ELC-E: Practical Real-Time Linux
  4. Recent evolutions in Buildroot
  5. Buildroot hackaton



1. Next Linux and Android trainings

Due to the growing success of our trainings, we have planned a number of additional sessions for the coming months.

Embedded Linux training

A 5 day training which is intended for developers who want to build an Embedded Linux system from scratch or from commercial Embedded Linux solutions.

Next sessions: Sep 21st - 25th 2015 & Nov 16th - Nov 20th 2015.

Embedded Linux Update training

This 3 days training is intended for developers who are looking for an update in current evolutions in Embedded Linux. The training covers various subjects such as: Embedded Android, Linux Kernel with Device Tree, Yocto, Git, etc.

Next sessions: Nov 23rd - 25th 2015.

Linux Kernel and Device Driver Development training

A 5 days training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to write or improve Linux Kernel Drivers for Embedded Linux platforms and Linux in general.

Next sessions: Oct 5th - 9th 2015 & Nov 30th - Dec 4th 2015.

Linux C Programming training

A 5 days training which teaches Linux users how to do C Programming, specifically on the Linux operating system.

Next sessions: Oct 12th - 16th 2015 & Dec 14th - Dec 18th 2015.

The Android™ App development training

A 3 days training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to write Android applications.

Next sessions: Sep 16th - 18th 2015 & Oct 26th to Oct 28th 2015.

Android™ Porting training

A 5 days training which is intended for developers who want to port Android to new hardware, to change default boot-up animations, logo’s and background.

Next sessions: Oct 5th - 9th 2015 & Dec 7th - 11th 2015.

Git training

A 1 day training which is intended for developers who want to learn how to use Git.

Next sessions: Upon request.

For additional dates and information, please check our trainings page.

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2. Qt Embedded Hands-on workshop

Mind and partners will be giving a Qt Embedded workshop on September 24th in Deurle. This workshop is free so register now.

This workshop will show how a Qt application is developed and deployed on an embedded platform. Although this workshop is not sufficient to immediately start programming Qt applications, it gives enough pointers to documentation, tutorials and examples to allow you to learn Qt on your own. The presentations will cover the full design flow starting from the installation of Yocto up to the hardware connection to the board enabling software deployment.

For more details such as location, summary of the course, etc… please read our invitation.

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3. Mind presentation at ELC-E: Practical Real-Time Linux

Arnout Vandecappelle from Mind is giving a presentation on practical Real-Time Linux on October 7th 11:30 AM. at ELC-E!

People often turn from microcontrollers to Linux to combine the mission critical application code with various open source libraries and applications that provide juicy additional features. But all these other bits tend to get in the way of the core business of the device. Somehow, you have to make sure that the application remains functional while the GUI or network is bombarded with events. Real-time Linux systems to the rescue! This talk discusses the Xenomai system and the RT kernel patch based on two case studies: a radio signal analyser and a motor control system. Practical examples show what to look out for when developing such a system, and they compare the strengths and weaknesses of Xenomai and the RT patch. After this talk, you’ll have a better idea if you need a real-time Linux system and how you need to write your application so it actually works real-time.

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4. Recent evolutions in Buildroot

Buildroot is a tool that simplifies and automates the process of building a complete Linux embedded system.

In order to achieve this, Buildroot is able to generate a cross-compilation toolchain, a root filesystem, a Linux kernel image and a bootloader for your target. Buildroot can be used for any combination of these options, independently (you can for example use an existing cross-compilation toolchain, and build only your root filesystem with Buildroot).

Continue…

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5. Buildroot hackaton

Mind participated in a 4-day hackaton of the Buildroot project. The main result of this hackaton is that about 300 contributed patches have been reviewed, discussed, and either applied or rejected. Read the full report for more information.

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