How To and Other References

Compile from Kernel and Boot Loader from Source Code

All software for Gumstix COMs is freely available and open source. Gumstix also makes available the complete build system used to generate our release images and package repository.

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Robotics

Gumstix has released the RoboVero expansion board based on the NXP1769. Check it out on robovero.org

All robostix information has been retained in the docwiki, as it is extensively documented there.

http://docwiki.gumstix.org/Category:Robostix

Opkg Package Management

This article explains how to use the Angstrom distribution opkg package management system, the successor to the older ipkg package manager.  Distributions such as Android and Ubuntu use different package management tools.

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Introduction to Cross Compilation

Many users simply want to compile standalone source code or tweak u-boot or the Linux kernel without the full power of the OpenEmbedded Build system.

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Write Images to Flash

These instructions explain how to write u-boot, the Linux kernel and a root file system to the on-board Flash memory of your Gumstix COM.

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Compiling Native Code

Developing directly on Gumstix hardware, i.e. native compiling, simplifies small coding projects and projects that require frequent changes.  

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