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Misc Links of August 2010

I am cleaning up the bookmarks in the web browser and reading some things I had on hold since quite some time, here are some links I'd like to propose you:


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Supercool Linux

We all know linux is cool, don't we?

SuperFreddo plastic bag
SuperFreddo plastic bag - detail

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Write access to OpenEmbedded

Since late May 2010 I've been given write access to the OpenEmbedded repository.

Thanks to the OE devs who supported me.


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Neat compile/run cycle with git and OpenEmbedded

No matter how much careful we are when writing code, whatever changes we are making to a piece of software we must test them before production, even Donald Knuth once said: Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. :).

Moreover, if the software we are working on is targeting an embedded system and needs cross-compilation and depends on other software, then testing can be more tedious: we have to prepare patches/archives and instruct the target SDK to pick our latest code, or we could code directly in the SDK working tree, but that would not be very clean. If you use git and OpenEmbedded there is a very neat way to build directly from our own working directory on the filesystem.


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On piping in shell scripts and var scoping

Memento:

When writing shell scripts keep an eye on subshell creation to avoid unexpected results.