Cat-Herding Development Boards

Speaker: Vagrant Cascadian

Track: Embedded & Kernel

Type: Short talk (20 minutes)

Room: Auditório

Time: Jul 25 (Thu), 15:00

Duration: 0:20

Debian supports a growing number of development boards, mostly running one of Debian’s several ARM architectures. More boards are released to the wild every month! Sometimes they go feral, abandoned by their manufacturers and supported by volunteer communities. A few of the more recent ones even act suspiciously like laptops. The challenge is that they are all so similarly different.

In order to boot Debian on a new, unique board, changes may be required in several packages, some needing coordination upstream, and some packaging changes may be specific to Debian.

I’ll touch on my workflows, communication channels, observation habits in the wild, and more to inspire your very own adventure!