I would like to know about any available instruction guide to setup the iMX6_Platform_SDK with Linux.
Hi Muhammad Faisal
We suggest to use Ubuntu for iMX6 Linux development, and the documents are also based on Ubuntu.
You can use RidgeRun Linux SDK for FreeScale iMX6 Sabre SDP. Please follow the below link:
RidgeRun Linux SDK info for the Boundary devices SabreLite board is below :
Please contact : firstname.lastname@example.org For further support.
RidgeRun Embedded Solutions
From my point of view, the Ubuntu might have some problems for distribution as:
* if you change binary packages you break upgrade process so you cannot upgrade any package in Ubuntu or you risk it to override "binary hacks" in the system (file override, force new links or something like that);
* change binary files makes a GPL violation as you won't be able to provide the binary source for these;
* it makes a nightmare for mmaintenance as any change in system can break it completely.
Another possible problem is the presence of GPLv3 code in the system. As I don't know what is the product you're doing it might or not be important but bear on mind that GPLv3 has some implications for patents and also makes impossible to use cryptography in bootloader (except if you give the bootloader the possibility to add new keys so user can replace the kernel - commonly known as Tivoization). In case of Yocto, you can make a GPLv2 only system avoiding those "legal problems" for you, if it is a concern.
At O.S. Systems we usually do not use Ubuntu for embedded systems due the license issues (as pointed above), boot speed and memory use so I am not a big fan of its use for products in this specific market. So for a demo or a prototype Ubuntu is a good option but for a customized product I’d use Yocto.
Thanks Otavio for pointing out the yocto link. The latter link describe how to particiapte into the open-source project. In case you just want to build a complete image, follow this short tutorial https://community.freescale.com/docs/DOC-93844 DaianeAngolini
As Otavio mentioned, give it a try and let us know any question.