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This page has information about developing Embedded Linux, including links to toolchains, debuggers and other development tools. Also, it has links to pages with debugging tips.

Development Tools

Logic Analyzers



Integrated Development Environments

  • Eclipse - Powerfull IDE written in JAVA.
  • jEdit - Editor written in JAVA which can be expanded to a full IDE with plug-ins.
  • KDevelop - Standard IDE for KDE.
  • Emacs - Powerful IDE, extensible in LISP, ships with modes to integrates with SCM (GIT, SVN, CVS...), build systems, debugger and even fancy multi-window with ECB.
  • VIm - Powerful IDE, extensible with scripting, can use various modules for completion and more.
  • KScope - Cscope based source editing environment with KDE.
  • Anjuta - IDE with nice plugin support
  • FIXTHIS - need more links for IDEs


Tracers and Profilers


Source Management Tools

There are a number of tools for managing patches, which are useful for different tasks. There's now a whole page devoted to this. See Source Management Tools

For some simple tools for managing patches, see Diff And Patch Tricks

Test Systems

Developer Resources

mailing lists, web sites, etc.

Articles on kernel subsystems

  • The TTY Demystified - excellent explanation of kernel tty system
  • Device Trees - a structure used to describe system hardware at startup - can be passed or modified by firmware, or built into kernel




See also Category:Books

Reference Material

  • ARM Processor Reference Manuals - Registration required, but it's free.
    • go to => ARM architecture => Reference Manuals => ... => registration link (only name, e-mail address and company name are strictly required).


Code Style Tips

Debugging Tips

GCC Tips and Tricks

  • This section of GCC Tips is a collection of tips and tricks helpful for embedded developers

Network Setup

Embedded Linux Distributions