Choosing linux distro for IoT on Beaglebone Black

I am working on an IoT application for the Beaglebone Black that monitors a number of sensors.

Having worked with a number of different linux images I am having trouble choosing the best fit for my use.

Requriements are:

  • stable

  • easy to manage GPIO

  • I am familiar with device tree overlays in the older 3.8.x distros but not with how to manage custom cape GPIO on the newer distros

Any thoughts greatly appreciated.

See the other post you’ve made.