The upcoming wave of blockchain-enabled IoT devices is creating a rising demand for embedded support of the Ethereum protocol. Examples of projects that aim to run Ethereum inside embedded systems are:
- EthRaspbian: https://ethraspbian.com
- cpp-ethereum-cross: https://github.com/doublethinkco/cpp-ethereum-cross/
- EthEmbedded: http://ethembedded.com
- Oaken Project: https://www.oakeninnovations.com/
The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that helps developers create custom Linux-based systems regardless of the hardware architecture. Meanwhile, OpenEmbedded is a build automation framework and cross-compile environment used to create Linux distributions for embedded devices.
Together, these projects provides a flexible set of tools and a space where embedded developers worldwide can share technologies, software stacks, configurations, and best practices that can be used to create tailored Linux images for embedded and IoT devices, or anywhere a customized Linux OS is needed.
The meta-ethereum OpenEmbedded Layer aims to provide recipes for Ethereum related programs, tools and libraries in order to support the Ethereum blockchain on a large variety of embedded devices. Please note that the meta-* is an OE layer naming convention, and this repository has nothing to do with the Ethereum Meta project.
Currently, we aim to provide recipes for the following:
- geth/go-ethereum [v1.8.27 - stable]: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum
- aleth/cpp-ethereum [v1.6.0 - under development]: https://github.com/ethereum/aleth
- parity [v2.4.6 - planned]: https://github.com/paritytech/parity-ethereum
Any collaborations (issues, patches, pull requests, suggestions) are more than welcome: firstname.lastname@example.org
The meta-ethereum layer depends on:
URI: git://git.openembedded.org/openembedded-core layers: meta branch: rocko, sumo, thud, warrior URI: git://git.openembedded.org/meta-openembedded layers: meta-oe branch: rocko, sumo, thud, warrior
After we start the development of recipes for parity in the near future, it is very likely that there will also be dependency to the meta-rust layer.
You can find some tutorials in the
- Running geth on a QEMUlated machine (YouTube)
- Running geth on a BeagleBone Black
- Running geth on an RCar H3 Starter Kit (YouTube)
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meta-ethereum is released under the GPLv3.