Wind River has introduced the latest version of Wind River Linux, which was developed from the Yocto Project open source development infrastructure and has achieved Yocto Project Compatible registration. Wind River Linux helps developers rapidly implement highly interoperable, platform-independent Linux projects. Wind River Linux works with Yocto Project Compatible board support packages and software or middleware.
In addition to Yocto Project compatibility, Wind River Linux delivers a commercial-grade Linux platform and easy out-of-the box user experience with a rich set of capabilities based on the latest open source technologies, fully integrated development tools, worldwide support and maintenance, and expert professional services. Wind River Linux supports an array of hardware including ARM, Intel®, MIPS and Power architectures. Wind River Linux is available in a range of package and price options to fit diverse customer needs.
Hosted by the Linux Foundation, the Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project providing templates, tools and methods to help developers create embedded Linux-based systems, regardless of the hardware architecture. By providing a common build system and collaboratively developed technologies, the Yocto Project gives developers a valuable starting point and helps them avoid duplicated efforts and unnecessary maintenance. Wind River is a Yocto Project founding member and Gold member of the advisory board, and actively holds key maintainer and technical lead positions.
Broad participation and support of the Yocto Project environment across the ecosystem is helping developers achieve greater cross-platform compatibility and component interoperability. Compatibility with the Yocto Project can reduce fragmentation by fostering collaborative development using a common set of tools and practices. Compatibility also ensures these tools and methodologies are architecturally independent for increased portability of software and middleware and decreased costs of their extensibility and maintenance.