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OpenMoko, our distribution, is built using OpenEmbedded. OpenEmbedded will:

  • Generate (cross-compile) software packages for multiple embedded targets.
  • Handle different hardware architectures, and support multiple releases across those architectures.

For more information please see the Open Embedded website.

Building the OpenMoko distribution with OpenEmbedded

Note that you probably don't want to build OpenMoko with OpenEmbedded, if you are an application developer. In that case, you better use our prebuilt Toolchain

OE upstream snapshot

We start from an OpenEmbedded snapshot from the official "upstream" aka "Vanilla" OpenEmbedded project. This snapshot contains the BitBake recipes for thousands of packages

Upstream Source tarballs

When bitbake builds a particular OE package, it downloads the original source code of the upstream project (e.g. Linux kernel) and patches from the internet. After downloading sources, bitbake applies a series of patches to the tree. These patches have either been downloaded from the internet or are contained in the OpenEmbemdded metadata repository. The unpatched source tarballs are available from