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authorThomas Petazzoni <>2012-12-29 04:42:28 (GMT)
committerPeter Korsgaard <>2012-12-29 21:42:26 (GMT)
commit26bc50075dcb9e34c62fa198c32caaae868ee130 (patch)
parentd21a858792e4646d7b366387608400ff29bca575 (diff)
docs/manual: Slightly improve the introduction
Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <> Acked-by: Samuel Martin <> Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <>
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About Buildroot
-Buildroot provides a full-featured environment for cross-development.
-Buildroot is able to generate a cross-compilation toolchain, a root
-filesystem, a Linux kernel image and a bootloader for your target.
-Buildroot can be used for any combination of these options,
+Buildroot is a tool that simplifies and automates the process of
+building a complete Linux system for an embedded system, using
+In order to achieve this, Buildroot is able to generate a
+cross-compilation toolchain, a root filesystem, a Linux kernel image
+and a bootloader for your target. Buildroot can be used for any
+combination of these options, independently (you can for example use
+an existing cross-compilation toolchain, and build only your root
+filesystem with Buildroot).
Buildroot is useful mainly for people working with embedded systems.
Embedded systems often use processors that are not the regular x86