Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Emdedded distro shootout: buildroot vs. Debian

Embedded systems need to be provisioned with a root filesystem populated with a collection of packages, much like servers. However, some requirements are slightly different. For example, it is important that the complete filesystem image of an embedded system can be reproduced exactly.

This talk introduces buildroot as a distribution for embedded systems, and compares it with using Debian/Emdebian or derivatives. As usual, neither approach is perfect in all situation, but this talk will help you selecting.


Arnout Vandecappelle