Welcome to the 29th issue of TMPDIR, a weekly newsletter covering Embedded Linux, IoT systems, and technology in general. Subscribe to future issues at https://tinyletter.com/tmpdir and pass it on to anyone else you think might be interested. Please send any tips or feedback to info@tmpdir.org.


Yocto release bumps major version to 4.0

The upcoming yocto project release will be a LTS release, and since it has many breaking changes (support for inclusive language, override syntax separator change, etc), its apt to call it 4.0.

Bitbake is also bumping its major release to 2.0

Understanding Linux Load Averages

If you are interested to dissect load averages and objectively understand what they represent this article, gives key insights.


A minor bug fix release for GitPLM.


KiCad design rules modify copper pours. This is very useful for high voltage designs.

Go 1.18 is now released. Generics, 20% improvement for ARM64, etc – good stuff.

EditorConfig is an effort to solve age old problem of uniform coding style in a project. It allows developers to use their favorite editors and yet comply to coding conventions a project might use.

Arch Linux is 20 years old. We've used this for a number of years now and it works really well.

Quote for the week

When you are stuck in a traffic jam with a Porsche, all you do is burn more gas in idle. Scalability is about building wider roads, not about building faster cars. - Steve Swartz

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Khem and Cliff