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Thursday, August 22 • 4:05pm - 4:40pm
Toybox vs BusyBox - Rob Landley, hobbyist*

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Once upon a time, the maintainer of BusyBox left that project and started over from scratch. The new project, toybox, became the Android command line in 2015, and after a dozen years of development is closing in on a 1.0 release.

So why would you use toybox instead of busybox, the gnu tools, or something else? When you build an embedded system, what are your options and what do they mean? This talk is an attempt to survey, compare, and contrast.


Rob Landley

Hobbyist & Geek, Hobbyist
I've been doing Linux for 20 years now. I maintain toybox and mkroot. I used to maintain busybox and the linux kernel Documentation directory and website. I wrote the initramfs documentation. I started the first GPL enforcement lawsuits, and created the 0BSD license to make up for... Read More →

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Thursday August 22, 2019 4:05pm - 4:40pm PDT
Indigo BF
  Embedded Linux Conference
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