Gumstix Announces Overo Com Support For The Yocto Project

Gumstix Inc., the premier provider of Linux computers-on-module (COM) for electronics manufacturers, today announced its participation in the Yocto Project, including full support for the project's build system on the Gumstix line of ARM-based Overo COMs. With a wide array of tools to develop, maintain and test customized Linux images, the Yocto Project streamlines the process of developing an embedded Linux implementation.

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. —January 8, 2013— Gumstix Inc., the premier provider of Linux computers-on-module (COM) for electronics manufacturers, today announced its participation in the Yocto Project, including full support for the project’s build system on the Gumstix line of ARM-based Overo COMs. With a wide array of tools to develop, maintain and test customized Linux images, the Yocto Project streamlines the process of developing an embedded Linux implementation.

An open source collaboration project hosted by the Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project provides tools and infrastructure to develop completely customized Linux distributions independent of any hardware architecture. Especially notable among these is a build system based on OpenEmbedded architecture, with which developers are able to adapt Gumstix’ existing Yocto Project layers for the Overo line to their own needs. This permits centralized incorporation and exclusion of desired system components, rapidly creating tailored Linux solutions ideal for embedded solutions implementations.

“At Gumstix, we aim to provide solutions that are as flexible as possible,” said W. Gordon Kruberg, president and CEO of Gumstix, Inc. “Gumstix’ participation in and support for the Yocto Project serves to further that goal by enabling developers to rapidly deploy a Linux-based solution on any hardware. Full, collaborative, open-source project support for our Overo COMs makes Gumstix’ hardware platforms even more versatile as complete, embedded solutions while minimizing development time and maximizing efficiency.”

Gumstix currently offers two versions of its project layer for the Overo line, one featuring a full desktop environment, and the other featuring console-access only. More information on Gumstix and the Yocto Project is available at www.gumstix.org, while the complete line of Overo COMs is available at www.gumstix.com.

About Gumstix, Inc.

Since developing the first Linux®-based computer-on-module in 2003, Gumstix has grown to become the premier provider of Linux®-based COMs and expansion boards, with over 15,000 diverse customers in more than 40 countries. Gumstix' commitment to providing the best, standard platform for ubiquitous, intelligent devices with flexible and open-source design results in less internal development time and faster time-to-market for its customers’ products. For more information, visit www.gumstix.com.