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This page defines primary user-roles in using OpenEmbedded. The material resulted from some discussions at OEDEM that were truncated due to time restrictions.


The goal of identifying user-roles is to be able to categorize different tooling scenarios, and what types of users will be interested in specific features.

Role Types

Application Developer

The application developer's main concern is developing and testing any given application on a target system. This person does not care nor want to learn much about the internal details of the build system or package metadata. The best possible case is that these systems are transparent and the developer is able to easily build and deploy applications to the target device.

Distro Developer

Package Developer