for the ‘meta-agl’ layer

See for general information about Automotive Grade Linux.

meta-agl, the core layer for Automotive Grade Linux Distribution

AGL is creating an automotive specific Linux distribution that unifies the software that has been written in a number of places already, such as GENIVI and Tizen IVI.

The layer ‘meta-agl’ provides a minimal set of software to boot system of AGL Distribution. ‘meta-agl’ is the minimal core which is used build AGL profiles on top of it.

Especially there is no reference UI included which is part of ‘meta-agl-demo’.

Additional components like the security framework are part of ‘meta-agl-extra’.

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Quick start guide


‘meta-agl’ Layer Dependencies

  • poky > URI: git:// > branch : jethro > tested revision: 40376446904ae3529be41737fed9a0b650ed167d

  • meta-openembedded > URI: git:// > layer : meta-openembedded > branch : jethro > tested revision: 8ab04afbffb4bc5184cfe0655049de6f44269990

Specifically out of meta-openembedded these sub-layers are used:

  • meta-openembedded/meta-oe
  • meta-openembedded/meta-multimedia
  • meta-openembedded/meta-networking
  • meta-openembedded/meta-python


There are 5 layers in top-level meta-agl.

  • meta-agl/meta-ivi-common\ meta-ivi-common is a layer which contains common packages to AGL Distribution and other platforms for In-Vehicle Infotainment system.
  • meta-agl/meta-agl\ meta-agl is a layer which contains AGL common and middleware packages.
  • meta-agl/meta-agl-bsp\ meta-agl-bsp is a layer which contains required packages to boot AGL distribution on an emulated machine(QEMU).
  • meta-agl/meta-netboot\ meta-netboot contains the netboot initrd support recipes. This is needed in case of booting over the network as NFS does not support the securitylabels.


AGL package group design:

  • packagegroup-agl-image-minimal

These are for making image agl-image-minimal which is small image just capable of allowing a device to boot.

Subsystem should maintain packagegroup-agl-core-[subsystem].bb which should hold sufficient packages to build agl-image-minimal.

  • packagegroup-agl-image-ivi

These are for making image agl-image-ivi which is baseline for the profiles of AGL distro. ‘Baseline’ means Service Layer and Operating System Layer defined in AGL Spec v1.0.


Additional tools used in QA tests (for agl-image*-qa).

  • packagegroup-ivi-common*

These are for picking up some packages from upstreams like GENIVI/Tizen/Others. The layer of meta-ivi-common has no image to build, all packagegroups are aggregated to packagegroup-ivi-common-core' and it is included by images,``.

Supported Machines