Glossary of Terms and Acronyms
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Here is a list of basic terms users new to the Yocto Project might find helpful. For a more complete list of terms, see the "Yocto Project Terms" section in the Yocto Project Development Manual.
- Yocto Project: A Linux Foundation project that acts as an umbrella for various efforts to improve Embedded Linux.
- OpenEmbedded: The build system architecture promoted by the Yocto Project.
- BitBake: A tool that reads metadata and runs tasks.
- OpenEmbedded-Core: The common base set of metadata that BitBake uses. This metadata is shared between OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project.
- Poky: A reference distribution used for test and release purposes by the Yocto Project.
- Recipe: Meta data defining how bitbake is to configure, build and package a software project.
- Layer: A collection of recipes and/or configuration used by bitbake. Typically each layer is organised around a specific theme, e.g. adding recipes for building web browser software.
Major Yocto Project versions release on a six-month cycle in spring and fall/autumn. Releases tend to known by their name rather than release number. The release names appear to references to the computer game Total Annihilation.
- BSP Board Support Package
- CCB Change Control Board
- PMP Program Management Plan
- POR Plan of Record
- PRD Product Requirements Document