OpenEmbedded-Core is a layer containing the core metadata for current versions of OpenEmbedded. It is distro-less (can build a functional image with DISTRO = "nodistro") and contains only emulated machine support.

For information about OpenEmbedded, see the OpenEmbedded website:

The Yocto Project has extensive documentation about OE including a reference manual which can be found at:


Please refer to our contributor guide here: for full details on how to submit changes.

As a quick guide, patches should be sent to The git command to do that would be:

 git send-email -M -1 --to

Mailing list:

Source code: