[bitbake-devel] Hello World example for BitBake Manual

William M.A. Traynor wmat at alphatroop.com
Thu May 30 17:24:23 UTC 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 1:11 PM, Paul Eggleton
<paul.eggleton at linux.intel.com> wrote:
> On Wednesday 29 May 2013 13:28:11 William M.A. Traynor wrote:
>> In researching and trying to work through a Hello World example for
>> inclusion in the BitBake Manual, I've been able to reproduce the
>> examples described in the following thread:
>> http://www.mail-archive.com/yocto@yoctoproject.org/msg09347.html
> I think this example is generic enough for the documentation.

Excellent, I will use it as the basis for the manual content.

>> and in the following blog post:
>> http://hambedded.org/blog/2012/11/24/from-bitbake-hello-world-to-an-image/
> This however, whilst it is a very detailed and well written explanation, goes
> a bit further and is trying to put something together that's moving a bit
> towards what OE does, as an aid to explain how OE works (e.g. the introduction
> of an "autotools.bbclass"). I'm not sure this is really appropriate for the
> Bitbake manual IMHO. You could draw inspiration from parts of it though.
>> Does anyone have sufficient knowledge of each of these examples to
>> comment whether they're "generic" enough for the manual?  I'm trying
>> my best to keep content as generic as possible, but it's proving to be
>> a struggle at times.
>> Specifically, I'm finding that it's possible to be to generic, and
>> thereby not adequately demonstrate the power of the tool.
> I know, it can be tricky. If you have specific areas you'd like help on then
> I'm more than happy to help though.

Thanks, I have many lately and will be posting them here.

> Cheers,
> Paul
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> Paul Eggleton
> Intel Open Source Technology Centre

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