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Pro Linux Embedded Systems by Gene Sally

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Chapter 17. Deploying Applications

Embedded applications aren't installed like traditional applications. Nonetheless, code is installed on the target, and time needs to be allotted for the process of getting the program on the target in such a way that it's ready to run when the board starts. This is a nontrivial undertaking. During the design process, how the device will be built, where, and in what quantities affects what effort goes into automating the deployment process.

Deploying an application on an embedded device is very different from the task of deploying an application on a regular desktop system, because this process is additive in nature: the system is already running, so the task of deploying means putting the application in the appropriate ...

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