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I edited the text so that the purpose of the manual is clearer. I have segmented out the ADT into distinct components and made sure the overviews of each is good. Edits to clarify the role of the ADT as well. (From yocto-docs rev: c4abd8305dcdba986f1e761887c740e8322bb331) Signed-off-by: Scott Rifenbark <> Signed-off-by: Richard Purdie <>
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3[<!ENTITY % poky SYSTEM "../poky.ent"> %poky; ] > 3[<!ENTITY % poky SYSTEM "../poky.ent"> %poky; ] >
4 4
5<chapter id='adt-intro'> 5<chapter id='adt-intro'>
6 7
7<title>Application Development Toolkit (ADT) User's Guide</title> 8<para>
9 Welcome to the Yocto Project Application Developer's Guide.
10 This manual provides information that lets you begin developing applications
11 using the Yocto Project.
8 13
9<para> 14<para>
10 Welcome to the Application Development Toolkit User’s Guide. This manual provides 15 The Yocto Project provides an application development environment based on
11 information that lets you get going with the ADT to develop projects using the Yocto 16 an Application Development Toolkit (ADT).
12 Project. 17 This manual describes the ADT and how you can configure and install it.
18 You will also learn how to customize the development packages installation,
19 learn about the Eclipse Yocto Plug-in, and learn how to use command line
20 development for both Autotools-based and Makefile-based projects.
13</para> 21</para>
14 22
15<section id='book-intro'> 23<section id='book-intro'>
16 <title>Introducing the Application Development Toolkit (ADT)</title> 24 <title>The Application Development Toolkit (ADT)</title>
17 25
18 <para> 26 <para>
19 Fundamentally, the ADT consists of an architecture-specific cross-toolchain and 27 Part of the Yocto Project development solution is an Application Development
20 a matching sysroot that are both built by the OpenEmbedded build system Poky. 28 Toolkit (ADT).
21 The toolchain and sysroot are based on a metadata configuration and extensions, 29 The ADT provides you with a custom-built, cross-development
22 which allows you to cross-develop on the host machine for the target. 30 platform suited for developing a user-targeted product application.
23 </para> 31 </para>
24 32
25 <para> 33 <para>
26 Additionally, to provide an effective development platform, the Yocto Project 34 Fundamentally, the ADT consists of the following:
27 makes available and suggests other tools you can use with the ADT. 35 <itemizedlist>
28 These other tools include the Eclipse IDE Yocto Plug-in, an emulator (QEMU), 36 <listitem><para>An architecture-specific cross-toolchain and matching
29 and various user-space tools that greatly enhance your development experience. 37 sysroot both built by the OpenEmbedded build system, which uses Poky.
38 The toolchain and sysroot are based on a metadata configuration and extensions,
39 which allows you to cross-develop on the host machine for the target hardware.
40 </para></listitem>
41 <listitem><para>The Eclipse IDE Yocto Plug-in.</para></listitem>
42 <listitem><para>The Quick EMUlator (QEMU), which lets you simulate target hardware.
43 </para></listitem>
44 <listitem><para>Various user-space tools that greatly enhance your application
45 development experience.</para></listitem>
46 </itemizedlist>
30 </para> 47 </para>
31 48
32 <para>
33 The resulting combination of the architecture-specific cross-toolchain and sysroot
34 along with these additional tools yields a custom-built, cross-development platform
35 for a user-targeted product.
36 </para>
39<section id='adt-components'>
40 <title>ADT Components</title>
42 <para>
43 This section provides a brief description of what comprises the ADT.
44 </para>
46 <section id='the-cross-toolchain'> 49 <section id='the-cross-toolchain'>
47 <title>The Cross-Toolchain</title> 50 <title>The Cross-Toolchain</title>
48 51
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68 </para> 71 </para>
69 </section> 72 </section>
70 73
74 <section id='eclipse-overview'>
75 <title>Eclipse Yocto Plug-in</title>
77 <para>
78 The Eclipse IDE is a popular development environment and it fully supports
79 development using the Yocto Project.
80 When you install and configure the Eclipse Yocto Project Plug-in into
81 the Eclipse IDE, you maximize your Yocto Project experience.
82 Installing and configuring the Plug-in results in an environment that
83 has extensions specifically designed to let you more easily develop software.
84 These extensions allow for cross-compilation, deployment, and execution of
85 your output into a QEMU emulation session.
86 You can also perform cross-debugging and profiling.
87 The environment also supports a suite of tools that allows you to perform
88 remote profiling, tracing, collection of power data, collection of
89 latency data, and collection of performance data.
90 </para>
91 </section>
71 <section id='the-qemu-emulator'> 93 <section id='the-qemu-emulator'>
72 <title>The QEMU Emulator</title> 94 <title>The QEMU Emulator</title>
73 95