[beagleboard] General information about DaVinciProcessor

Yes you can use the XDS100 if you really want to.

Beagleboard does not use ridegrun. It uses Linux. It ships with Angstrom and run several other OSs. It had to run something, so that is what was chosen because it was geared towards embedded Linux

Deepends on which BeagleBoard you are referencing, but yes there is SW available for that purpose.
Yes, to build your own board it always has to be produced. I can’t figure out another way to do it, but I may be missing something. The techology of today is more complicated and does lend itself to self assembly.