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Pro Linux Embedded Systems by Gene Sally

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Chapter 9. Application Development

Getting Started on Your Application

Embedded development on Linux is similar enough to desktop development that you may be lulled into thinking they're the same. There are some important differences, which this chapter covers as you go through the mechanics of setting up a project from scratch. Although several IDEs perform this for you with varying degrees of success, they all end up creating make files, executing them, and interpreting the results. Learning what's happening behind the scenes isn't a character-building exercise; it is, however, a way to make sure you understand what's happening when you need to get the tool to do something that's not on the IDE's menu or when the tool does something contrary ...

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