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committerRichard Purdie <>2011-04-21 13:03:52 +0100
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-For information about OpenEmbedded see their website:
+Poky is an integration of various components to form a complete prepackaged
+build system and development environment. It features support for building
+customised embedded device style images. There are reference demo images
+featuring a X11/Matchbox/GTK themed UI called Sato. The system supports
+cross-architecture application development using QEMU emulation and a
+standalone toolchain and SDK with IDE integration.
+Additional information on the specifics of hardware that Poky supports
+is available in README.hardware. Further hardware support can easily be added
+in the form of layers which extend the systems capabilities in a modular way.
+As an integration layer Poky consists of several upstream projects such as
+BitBake, OpenEmbedded-Core, Yocto documentation and various sources of information
+e.g. for the hardware support. Poky is in turn a component of the Yocto Project.
-The Yocto Project has extensive documentation about OE including a reference manual
-which can be found at:
+The Yocto Project has extensive documentation about the system including a
+reference manual which can be found at:
+For information about OpenEmbedded see their website:
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