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Wind River Linux 7 Product Description

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Wind River Linux 7 is a commercial-grade Linux solution for embedded device development based on the Yocto Project implementation of the OpenEmbedded Core (OE-Core) project. The Yocto Project uses the build instructions (recipes), configuration files and other metadata to define the core platform project image, the applications contained within the image and the overall functionality provided by the resulting Linux distribution. Wind River Linux 7 reinforces its commitment to supporting open source innovation by delivering commercially validated and supported software based on the current Long Term Support Initiative (LTSI) kernel. Wind River Linux 7 brings together the flexibility of deployment and the interoperability of open source along with a new and improved out-of-box experience for easier setup and deployment. It includes the Linux kernel version 3.14 LTSI. Wind River Linux builds on this core functionality and adds Wind River-specific extensions, tools, and services to facilitate the rapid development of embedded Linux platforms.




Supported Processor Architectures


Our list of BSPs is unrivaled in the industry, and we deliver optimized solutions for the latest Broadcom, Cavium, Freescale, Intel, LSI, Marvell, Texas Instruments, and Xilinx platforms:

  • ARM
  • x86
  • Power
  • MIPS

Yocto Project Compatibility


Wind River Linux supports the Yocto Project environment to help developers achieve greater cross-platform compatibility and component interoperability

  • Yocto Project 1.7
  • Linux kernel 3.14
  • GNU 4.9 toolchain
  • BINUTILS - 2.24
  • GLIBC - 2.20
  • GDB - 7.7.1
  • BitBake build system

Note: If you plan to use Wind River Workbench with Wind River Linux 7, you need to obtain Wind River Workbench 4.


Host Support for Wind River Linux 7 and Workbench 4



Operating system




Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 6.x and 7.x


x86 64-bit


OpenSUSE 12.3 and 13.1


x86 64-bit


Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP2 and SP3


x86 64-bit


Fedora 19 and  20


x86 64-bit


Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 and 14.04 LTS


x86 64-bit









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