[OE-core] Questions about the layer structure in OpenEmbedded-Core

Samuel Stirtzel s.stirtzel at googlemail.com
Fri Aug 12 08:50:55 UTC 2011

2011/8/12 Koen Kooi <koen at dominion.thruhere.net>:
> Op 12 aug. 2011, om 09:30 heeft Samuel Stirtzel het volgende geschreven:
>> 2011/8/12 Denys Dmytriyenko <denis at denix.org>:
>>> On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 08:17:52AM +0200, Samuel Stirtzel wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> lately I looked a bit into the structure of OE-Core and found pages
>>>> like: http://www.yoctoproject.org/projects/openembedded-core, and
>>>> http://openembedded.org/index.php/LayerIndex
>>>> 1. question: Are these informations reliable (the layer index page
>>>> seems outdated). From the information I found, this graphic was
>>>> created as conclusion:
>>>> http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/155/openembeddedlayers.png/
>>>> 2.: Currently the "UI layer" seems to be contained in
>>>> meta-openembedded, so is this _the_ layer for UI and windowmanager
>>>> recipes or is this a subject to change?
>>>> 3.: The commercial layer is nowhere found, what are the plans for this
>>>> layer, or was this just an idea?
>>> Commercial layers are what envisioned to be provided by OSVs, such as Mentor,
>>> MontaVista, TimeSys etc...
>> Missed out that OSV means Open Source Vendor.
>> Would recipes for software like the Qt framework or Java fit in this
> Qt is already in OE-core
This was meant as an example for an already existing recipe, however I
undestood what could go in the commercial layer.
>> layer, or is it more for additional recipes to these packages like
>> mysql or postgresql plugins for Qt?
> And those plugins are already in meta-oe
Thanks, it's good to know about this.

>>>> 5.: Is something important missing / wrong in my graphic (other than
>>>> the distro stuff)?

Ok questions 3 and 4 answered, maybe anyone would like to answer the
question about the "UI layer"?


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