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Welcome to the Yocto Project Wiki!

The Yocto Project is an open-source project that delivers a set of tools that create operating system images for embedded Linux systems. The Yocto Project tools are based on the OpenEmbedded (OE) project, which uses the BitBake build tool, to construct complete Linux images. BitBake and OE are combined to form a reference build host known as Poky which includes the following core components. This video will help explain what it's all about.

Where to Start?

If you're new to Yocto take a look at the Glossary so you're familiar with the terms used in this wiki and the project documentation. Then take a look at the Quick Start Guide. You can follow the steps in this document to clone the poky repository, quickly configure your build environment, and then try a build. Corporate firewalls can be problematic so network proxy configurations are detailed on the Working Behind a Network Proxy page. We advise you go straight for the Chameleonsocks option.

Where to Next?

Thanks to the quick start guide, it's pretty easy to get your first Linux image and and running. Here are some places to look for help when improving your Yocto skills.

Project planning


Project Planning for current release

Project Status and Schedule

Future Directions

Release Engineering

QA & Automation

Quick guide for newcomers

If you are new to the project and are willing to contribute, please refer to our guide for newcomers.


  • Yocto Project Technical Steering Committee TSC

Wiki reference sitemap

Other resources

  • #yocto - Public discussions on the Yocto Project.
  • #oe - Public discussions on OpenEmbedded Core.
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