Introduction and installation

This tool provides an easy mechanism to setup bitbake based projects.

The OpenEmbedded tooling support starts at step 2 with bitbake. The downloading of sources and then configuration has to be done by hand. Usually, this is explained in a README. Instead kas is using a project configuration file and does the download and configuration phase.

Currently supported Yocto versions:

  • 2.1 (Krogoth)
  • 2.2 (Morty)

Older or newer versions may work as well but haven’t been tested intensively.

Key features provided by the build tool:

  • clone and checkout bitbake layers
  • create default bitbake settings (machine, arch, …)
  • launch minimal build environment, reducing risk of host contamination
  • initiate bitbake build process