Shanghai, China – 11th October 2012 – Codethink, a provider of software engineering services for mobile and embedded devices, has unveiled and demonstrated Baserock Embedded Linux at the GENIVI automotive industry trade association meeting for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) standards in Shanghai, China. Codethink showed a full upgrade of a Linux system image kernel from version 3.2 to 3.6 in less than 10 minutes showing how the engineer tool saves vast amounts of developer time. The Linux 3.6 kernel is the latest stable kernel released on 1 October 2012.
"I'm very excited to be able to take the wraps off Baserock Embedded Linux for the global GENIVI community meeting," says Paul Sherwood, Codethink's CEO. "Baserock's all-native, fully traceable workflow and direct-from-upstream design makes it an ideal solution for tracking the developing GENIVI Baseline requirements, particularly now that GENIVI aims to accelerate its Baseline cadence to six-weekly releases."
Steve Crumb, Executive Director of GENIVI®, a non-profit industry alliance committed to driving the broad adoption of an In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) open-source development platform said, "GENIVI is pleased to have Codethink join the growing base of tooling options available to organisations and developers enhancing and adopting our open platform
for automotive infotainment systems."
"We believe this is the first embedded Linux development tool chain to be designed from the ground up to take full advantage of the Git distributed version control system,” said Rob Taylor, Codethink's CTO. “By leveraging Git's speed and traceability we can create, deploy and maintain whole Linux-based systems with much less friction and stay closer to upstream than ever before. This saves developer time and, consequently, helps to contain cost.
Baserock Embedded Linux builds on the Baserock open source project originated by Codethink with core architecture design and development by leading Free and Open Source Software (FOSS: contributors:)
Lars Wirzenius (Debian, Piuparts, Obnam)
Daniel Silverstone (Linux Kernel, NetSurf, Launchpad)
Ben Dooks (Linux Kernel)
Jannis Pohlmann (XFCE)
Javier Jardon (GNOME)