Designing Embedded Systems with Linux and Python

A session at PyCon US 2012

  • Mark Kohler

Saturday 10th March, 2012

4:55pm to 5:30pm (PST)

The continual decrease in the cost of computer hardware is allowing more embedded systems to be built with Linux and Python, instead of the traditional approach of a real-time operating system and C. This talk reviews the differences between those approaches and describes problems, solutions, and tools that can be used when building embedded systems with Python.

  • Intro - goal of talk (2 minutes)
  • Debian vs Fedora vs source distributions vs building your own (5 minutes)
  • Different from the Desktop (10 minutes)
  • user interfaces: toolkits vs. browsers
  • setting the time
  • network
  • storage and backups
  • upgrades: images vs packages vs deployment
  • Portability, or ifdefs are Harmful in Python too (5 minutes)
  • Not Python: C extensions, Swig, and import subprocess (5 minutes)
  • Summary (2 minutes)

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Time 4:55pm5:30pm PST

Date Sat 10th March 2012

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