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Welcome to the 1st issue of TMPDIR Weekly, a newsletter covering Embedded Linux, IoT systems, and technology in general. Please pass it on to anyone else you think might be interested and send any tips or feedback to our forum or

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Embedded Linux

Going forward, we have merged our Yoe Distribution and TMPDIR newletters into one newletter. If you were previously subscribed to the Yoe Distribution newsletter, you will now receive the TMPDIR newsletter instead, which will include information about the Yoe DIstribution and Yocto in general.

Yoe 2021.06 (galician) release

  • Added support for new RISCV based SBC beagleV (
  • Switch default C/C++ compiler to be Clang and use LLVM C/C++ runtime by default.
  • Fixed EGLFS QT builds for rockchip rk3399.
  • Enable MTE (memory tagging extension) support for Aarch64 in libc. This assists in detecting memory problems. See for more information.
  • See release for a more extensive list of changes.


Simple IoT v0.0.30 release

It has been awhile since our last release (3mo), but we've been working hard on some core features. This release adds support for distributed Simple IoT instances and enables scenarios such as running a Simple IoT instance at the edge that is connected to another instance in the cloud. Data is efficiently synchronized in both directions. See this video for a short demo to see this in action.


Podcast: A Day in the Life of a Yoe Developer.

In this episode, Khem describes how he develops and tests the Yoe distribution.

KiCad v6 is getting closer to release

Book review: The Lean Startup

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Thanks for reading! Khem and Cliff