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This page has information about developing Embedded Linux, including links to toolchains, debuggers and other development tools. Also, it has links to pages with debugging tips.

Development Tools



Integrated Development Environments

  • Eclipse - Powerfull IDE written in JAVA.
  • jEdit - Editor written in JAVA which can be expanded to a full IDE with plug-ins.
  • KDevelop - Standard IDE for KDE.
  • FIXTHIS - need more links for IDEs

Tracers and Profilers


Source Management Tools

There are a number of tools for managing patches, which are useful for different tasks. There's now a whole page devoted to this. See Source Management Tools

For some simple tools for managing patches, see Diff And Patch Tricks

Test Systems

Developer Resources

Kernel mailing lists, web sites, etc.




  • Embedded Linux System Design and Development - by P. Raghavan, Amol Lad, and Sriram Neelakandan (Hardcover - Dec 21, 2005)
    • This one looks quite good.
  • Embedded Linux Primer: A Practical Real-World Approach - by Christopher Hallinan
    • So does this one.
  • Building Embedded Linux Systems - by Karim Yaghmour
    • This book is a bit dated (the edition I have is from 2003, but it is still a great resource.

Code Style Tips

Debugging Tips

GCC Tips and Tricks

  • This section of GCC Tips is a collection of tips and tricks helpful for embedded developers

Embedded Linux Distributions