OpenEmbedded bblayers and bbappend

I recently found a blog posting at that discusses two new features in OE: bblayers and bbappend. This is a huge step forward in improving the maintainability of large scale OE developments. I’ll post more once I’ve had a chance to look through the features a bit more.

(This posting was really just an archive of the link to the blog for me!)

Bitbake via GIT

Bitbake recently converted from SVN to GIT.  As such, many users may be wondering where to get the latest and greatest updates.  The new repository has moved to git://

To checkout Bitbake 1.8.18 (the latest as of this writing), use the following instructions:

$ git clone git://
$ cd bitbake
$ git checkout 1.8.18

You can see a list of current tags and upgrade to a specific one, if desired:

$ git tag -l