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Yocto or LTIB?

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danmez
Contributor I

We are developing our prototype with the IMX6 Solo Lite board and have made good progress.  We are using the LTIB tool but now we are aware that Freescale is moving to Yocto.  It would be nice to stay with LTIB for the immediate future but if updates come for the linux releases, we might have issues if it uses Yocto.  Will some of the future releases be compatible with LTIB?

Would we be safe to defer any efforts with Yocto for a year or more?

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LeonardoSandova
Specialist I

Splitting your sentence and adding my comments

> We are developing our prototype with the IMX6 Solo Lite board and have made good progress.

That is great. Are you doing system (kernel) or user-space development? If you are just moving into the kernel arena, I believe the jump (LTIB2Yocto) wont be so hard.

> We are using the LTIB tool but now we are aware that Freescale is moving to Yocto.

That is correct. No more BSPs with ltib as engine system.

> It would be nice to stay with LTIB for the immediate future but if updates come for the linux releases, we might have issues if it uses

>  Yocto.  Will some of the future releases be compatible with LTIB?

Compatible in terms of package versions? LTIB wont be updated anymore by Freescale, any effort for improving it (fixing and adding more packages) will come from individuals. In the other hand, every time Freescale releases a Yocto layer, which sits on top of the community layer (meta-fsl-arm), all patches on the release one will be at some point pushed into the community one. In general, your work should be based on the community branches, either master to have the latest (migrated) or dora to have the most stable.

>Would we be safe to defer any efforts with Yocto for a year or more?

I would strongly suggest to move your current development into Yocto. Take time to learn it, it is not as easy as LTIB in the beginning, but the price you win is a bunch of people supporting it and lots of work already done for you (and tested!).

Leo

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