EBC Exercise 09 Working With Open Source

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The BeagleBoard has a huge open source community. To be effective at using the Beagle you need to learn how work with the community. The purpose of this exercise is to introduce you some of the Beagle communities.

There are two sets of exercises here, one for students taking my class at Rose-Hulman, the other for workshop participants. Pick the one that applies to you.

For Rose Students


eLinux.org is where this page is posted. It's also where I've posted all the class exercises. I tag all my pages with [[Category:ECE497]] so it's easy to find all my pages here Category:ECE497. Bookmark it, you'll use it a lot.

  1. Create a user name on eLinux.org
  2. Edit your User page on eLinux and add
    [[Category:ECE497 |Ux]]
    to it, where x is the first initial of your last name. This will make it appear on the Category page under U sorted by last name. Check out User:Mayhewsw for ideas of what else to put on your User page.


BeagleBoard.org is the "official" BeagleBoard site, you'll find lots of good information here.

  1. While visiting, download a copy of the System Reference Manual (SRM) for the Beagle you are using.
  2. Also check out the FAQ. It has some good suggestions on where to find information.

BeagleBoard Google Group

There is a Google Group for the BeagleBoard. This is where I go for most of my information, it's easy to search for past information and members are quick to post answers to questions. Try it,

  1. search for something like cloud9 and see what you find
  2. subscribe to the group
  3. signup for email updates by clicking on My membership. I like using the daily digest.
  4. post a response to my message

You'll also find an ECE497 BeagleBoard group. I set it up just for our class.

  1. subscribe to the group
  2. signup for email updates. I like send each message as it arrives for this group.
  3. post a response to my message

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