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.


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