OpenADK - Open Source Appliance Development Kit

What is it?

A free construction kit for Embedded Linux. The resulting firmware boots up very fast, is updateable via a package manager without losing local configuration changes and the root filesystem is mounted read-only. The default configuration creates a very small linux system. The default configuration for software packages and the system is secure by default.

What is it, too?

A great menu based system to create a toolchain for a lot of architectures and C library combinations. You can create toolchains for 26 different architectures. Support for AARCH64, Alpha, ARC, ARM, AVR32, Blackfin, C6X, CRIS, H8/300, HPPA, M68K, METAG, Microblaze, MIPS, MIPS64, NIOS2, OR1K, PPC, PPC64, SH, SPARC, SPARC64, Tile, X86, X86_64, Xtensa. You can use it on any Linux, BSD, MacOS X and Windows (Cygwin) Host to create the toolchains.


Get the source via following command:

git clone git://

Or via HTTP (can be used with a proxy):

git clone

Or just get a daily snapshot from here:

You can view the git repository here.



For documentation see the OpenADK manual:



You can chat with us via IRC #openadk @

Developer blog.

If you have any comments, patches or criticism send an e-mail to wbx at openadk dot org. There is commercial support available, if you like to have a new board supported, a new package ported or a new architecture added, contact me.

Have fun...

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