CE Linux Forum Newsletter: April 2010


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In this month’s CE Linux Forum newsletter:

 

* Embedded Linux Conference 2010 report

* LinuxCon Japan 2010 – Call for Participation Closes on May 14

* Call for Presentations: Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) 2010

* CELF Announces Contract Work for 2010

* eLinux wiki Editor Contest

* Recent Content Added To The eLinux wiki

 

 

==> EMBEDDED LINUX CONFERENCE 2010 REPORT <==

 

CELF's Embedded Linux Conference 2010 was a great success this year! We exceeded our expectations for attendance, and had to close off registration early due to the demand.  This year we had about 240 attendees from around the world, and over 50 technical presentations and meetings on a variety of topics.  Greg Kroah-Hartman spoke to an overflow crowd about Android, and tips for interacting with the communit.  His talk was reported on by LWN.net at: http://lwn.net/Articles/372419/

 

Tim Bird, the Chair of the CELF Architecture Group, gave an update on the status of embedded Linux, which was reported on at: http://lwn.net/Articles/383363/

 

There were many other great talks that you can check out now if you couldn't be there. Most presentations from the event are available at: http://elinux.org/ELC_2010_Presentations

 

Videos of the event were recorded by Free Electrons and other volunteers, and should be made available in a few weeks.

 

 

==> LINUXCON JAPAN 2010 - CALL FOR PARTICIPATION CLOSES ON MAY 14 <==

 

CELF is a proud sponsor of LinuxCon Japan this year and will also be helping to develop the embedded track for the event. The event will be taking place in Tokyo from September 27-29. CELF recognizes that LinuxCon Japan is an especially important event for embedded developers, taking into account the large number of engineers working on software embedded products in the East Asian region.

 

The call for participation is currently open and closes soon on May 14th. We strongly encourage CELF members to submit session proposals for this event.

 

To submit a session proposal, and for more details about the event, please visit the LinuxCon Japan page at: http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/linuxcon-japan/cfp

 

 

==> CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: EMBEDDED LINUX CONFERENCE EUROPE (ELCE) 2010 <==

 

CELF is pleased to announce the the Call for Presentations for Embedded Linux Conference Europe (ELCE) 2010.  This event, planned for October 27-28 in Cambridge, UK, is the premier gather of embedded Linux developers and experts in Europe.

 

If you've been working on something interesting, and you want to share it with other developers (and get feedback and help going forward), please consider making a presentation at this event.

 

Details about how to submit a proposal are at:

http://elinux.org/ELCE_2010_Call_For_Presentations

 

The conference home page is:

http://www.embeddedlinuxconference.com/elc_europe10/index.html

 

 

==> CELF ANNOUNCES CONTRACT WORK FOR 2010 <==

 

The CE Linux Forum is happy to announce the contract projects it is planning for 2010.

 

The following projects were recently approved by the Architecture Group of the forum:

 

1. Add LZO compression support to SquashFS

2. Add PramFS filesystem to the mainline kernel

3. Investigate UBIFS mount time problems

4. Mainline the YAFFS2 file system

5. Create a trace data format standard

6. Create online training for using RT-Preempt

7. Add bootchart logging support to busybox

8. Enhance support for ARM processors in U-Boot

9. Improve the kexecboot program

 

Additionally, a few projects are still under investigation for sponsorship, which could not be finalized for approval yet.

 

More detail for the projects is provided on the the eLinux wiki, from the page:

http://elinux.org/Project_Proposals_for_2010

 

CELF is particularly grateful to Google who is helping to fund the work on mainlining YAFFS2.

 

We will announce progress on these projects as they are worked on over the next several months.  However, be sure to watch the kernel mailing list, or other lists as appropriate, to see how you can help test or advance this work, to continue enhancing Linux for embedded projects.

 

 

==> ELINUX WIKI EDITOR CONTEST <==

 

The eLinux wiki continues to grow in size and value.  This online resource strives to be the Wikipedia of Embedded Linux.  Bill Traynor recently reported on the status of the site, which has more than doubled in page views and edits over the last year.

 

To continue to promote the site, the CE Linux Forum is sponsoring a "best editor" contest during the month of May.  The grand prize will be an Linux-based ARM touchbook.

 

To participate in the contest, see the official rules, list of prizes, and judging criteria at:

http://elinux.org/ELinux_wiki_2010_Editor_Contest

 

 

==> RECENT CONTENT ADDED TO THE ELINUX WIKI <==

 

This month we are reporting on a small, but useful edit made recently to the eLinux wiki.

 

On the linux-arm-kernel mailing list, kernel developer Daniel Mack gave a useful tip about using "user_debug" on the kernel command line for debugging user-space initialization.  See http://elinux.org/Toolbox#Debugging_Tips for the tip.

 

We may highlight recent content on the wiki on an ongoing basis, to provide useful information and tips for embedded Linux developers.

 

If you have a tip that you think would help other developers, please add it to the wiki.  (And, during May, you could win a prize!

See our wiki editor contest announcement.)

 

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