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  • DEVELOPMENT: New software for an old BUG

    While the BUG 2.0 hardware platform is the shiney new toy everyone wants/NEEEDS, what can we say about our trusty BUG 1.x devices sitting around?  I think they are in need of some love, and...

  • HOW TO: Native SDK for BUG 1.x Devices

    Building native applications for BUG requires a toolchain configured for the specific hardware architecture, as well as all the development libraries your application may require.  Poky, the build system used for the BUG 1.x line...

  • HOW TO: Having openjdk'6 sources display in eclipse

    Have you ever been working on a project, tracing through code, only to get to a point where you're inside your jvm's core class code?  Probably.  And you've probably noticed that the core classes don't...

  • HOW TO: my love of apt.

    BUG comes with an avahi-daemon installed.  We used to use a jslp-based implementation to have the SDK auto-detect the presence of a BUG on the same LAN (and even for the virtual-BUG itself).  We've since...

  • HOW TO: BUG Software R1.4.3 Released!

      BUG Software Release 1.4.3 is now publicly available.  The RC1.4.3.7 was approved as a production release.  Binary images are available at http://www.buglabs.net/download.  Sources are available atsvn://svn.buglabs.net/bug/tags/releases/R1.4.3.  Javadoc is available at http://bugcommunity.com/development/javadoc/r1.4.3/bug/.  And release notes...

  • HOW TO: Compile your own kernel

    I've written up a pretty extensive wiki with instructions on how to compile your own kernel.  This is outside the scope of a build system like bitbake/OE/poky.  This is for users interested in kernel-hacking, users...

  • EVERYTHING ELSE: The Amazing and Inspiring LinuxCon!

    Bug sent me to LinuxCon in Portland last week. Having used Linux for only two years I found people most welcoming and willing to share their knowledge, but I guess I should have known that...

  • EVERYTHING ELSE: Linux Install Fest

    August 1st at 1pm-6pmPut Linux on your laptop! We will have a few distros of Linux to choose from. Be prepared by bringing your backed-up laptop. We will also have Ubuntu on a USB stick...

  • OPINIONS: Mom's going Linux, like it or not.

    Recently, due to breeding, it became necessary for me to begin sending large amounts of binary data on a regular basis to my relatives back in the Rocky Mountains.  This data typically gets rendered as...

  • PROJECTS: Getting the files into Eclipse: steb

    "The files are inside the computer.." is one of my favorite quotes from the movie Zoolander.  However, it's not that easy...there is a probelm.   I keep finding myself in the middle of some serious...

  • OPINIONS: OpenMoko, Open Hardware, and Open Discussion

    First let me say that we at Bug are big fans of OpenMoko.  Not only have we benefited from the work that has gone into the product, they have also been a role model for...

  • HOW TO: Three Steps for OpenEmbedded N00Bs

    I'm relatively new to OpenEmbedded.  Some might even consider me an OpenEmbedded N00B.  I beg to differ.  Here I offer three steps to moving from OpenEmbedded N00B to OpenEmbedded... uh...  ex-N00B?  Regardless of what you...

  • MADE@BUG: R1.4 Special Thanks

    Now that R1.4 has finally left the roost, I'd like to thank two community contributers that really helped this release shine; Guillaume Legris and Chris Wade.Guillaume's work in MidPath is used in the BUG Audio...

  • HOW TO: Audio Streaming w/Icecast & Ices on BUG

    Here's how you can set up your BUG to do live audio streaming.  It's like having your own "internet talk show"!To accomplish this, we will use icecast (a streaming audio server) and ices (which sends...

  • HOW TO: IPv6 - More Than Just Lots of IP Addresses

    There are a lot of benefits to IPv6, the next generation Internet Protocol.  Most articles you'll find on the Internet relating to the benefits of IPv6 have to do with its huge address space.And, while...

  • DEVELOPMENT: BitBake Commander in Action

    I have been holding off on doing any OE/Poky work until I was able to use OTE to do it.  Well, I was finally able to use the recipe editor and the console integration to...

  • DEVELOPMENT: Goodbye nginx/mongrel_cluster, Hello Passenger!

    So, it's no secret (or if it was, it's not any more) that we run Rails to provide the lion's share of our web content.  Until recently, we've been pretty much exclusively using nginx +...

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