The changing face of embedded software development

The software development sector has changed almost beyond recognition, as it has had to adjust to the rapidly changing environment it operates in. Software packages are no longer self-contained islands with few links to the outside world. Application software is not confined to the data centre anymore. Devices containing embedded software are no longer stand-alone. Against this backdrop, traditional approaches …

How to Create Your Own Debian / Ubuntu Image for Mele A1000 (AllWinner A10 Based STB)

Developers working on AllWinner A10 have released an Ubuntu 10.04 LTS SD card image (4GB) for the Mele A1000. I’ll show how you can create your own Debian or Ubuntu image based on this image for any size of SD Card using Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) and the recent Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) as example. The current image is not perfect, …