meaning of BeagleBone build names from RCN

Can someone help explain the name of various builds available on RCN’s site? I have a hard time guessing the meaning or difference between builds. What I was looking for is a Ubuntu 16.04 build that I can install on my Seeed Studio BBGW, and which includes everything necessary to use WIFI on the device.

For example take this build:

What I was hoping to find is something similar to this:

But I did not find any Ubuntu builds that also had the letters “bbgw” in the title. I did find several Debian builds with BBGW in the name, but I don’t know the difference between them. For example:

While on the topic of build names from RCN, can someone explain the meaning of these words/builds:

  • bb.org (?)

  • eewiki (?)

  • barefs (bare file system?)

  • minifs (mini file system?)

  • blank (?)

  • console (?)

  • iot (internet of things?)

  • lxqt-2gb (?)

  • lxqt-4gb (?)

  • seeed-gcp (Seeed Studio?)

  • seeed-iot (Seeed Studio?)

  • seeed-lxqt-4gb (Seeed Studio?)

  • usbflasher (?)

TIA,

Stéphane

Hi Stephane,

Can someone help explain the name of various builds available on RCN's site?
I have a hard time guessing the meaning or difference between builds. What
I was looking for is a Ubuntu 16.04 build that I can install on my Seeed
Studio BBGW, and which includes everything necessary to use WIFI on the
device.

For example take this build:

https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/2016-06-09/flasher/BBB-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-16.04-console-armhf-2016-06-09-2gb.img.xz

What I was hoping to find is something similar to this:

https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/2016-xx-yy/flasher/BBGW-eMMC-flasher-ubuntu-16.04-console-armhf-2016-xx-yy-2gb.img.xz

The BBB "ubuntu" image will support the BBGW wifi "eventually"...
There's one ti tool i still need to package into Debian Jessie (my
main rootfs target), then rebuild/port those wl18xx tools to 16.04..

(am i going to get that done this or next week, un-likely..)

But I did not find any Ubuntu builds that also had the letters "bbgw" in the
title. I did find several Debian builds with BBGW in the name, but I don't
know the difference between them. For example:

https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-08-05/seeed-gcp-iot/BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-gcp-iot-armhf-2016-08-05-4gb.img.xz
("gcp"?)
https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-08-07/seeed-iot/BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-08-07-4gb.img.xz
("blank"?)
https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-08-07/iot/BBBW-blank-debian-8.5-iot-armhf-2016-08-07-4gb.img.xz
(What is the difference between seeed-iot and iot?)

While on the topic of build names from RCN, can someone explain the meaning
of these words/builds:

bb.org (?)

http://beagleboard.org

eewiki (?)

http://eewiki.net -> https://eewiki.net/display/linuxonarm/Home

barefs (bare file system?)
minifs (mini file system?)
blank (?)

Flasher can modify the board eeprom...

console (?)

no x11...

iot (internet of things?)

lxqt-2gb (?)

lxqt desktop in 2GB eMMC

lxqt-4gb (?)

lxqt desktop in 4GB eMMC

seeed-gcp (Seeed Studio?)
seeed-iot (Seeed Studio?)
seeed-lxqt-4gb (Seeed Studio?)

usbflasher (?)

oem stuff

Regards,

Thanks for the reply, Robert. Knowing that I have a BBGW where I want to enable WIFI, which build would you recommend from the following:

I did find several Debian builds with BBGW in the name, but I don’t
know the difference between them. For example:

https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-08-05/seeed-gcp-iot/BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-gcp-iot-armhf-2016-08-05-4gb.img.xz (“gcp”?)
https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-08-07/seeed-iot/BBGW-blank-debian-8.5-seeed-iot-armhf-2016-08-07-4gb.img.xz (“blank”?)
https://rcn-ee.com/rootfs/bb.org/testing/2016-08-07/iot/BBBW-blank-debian-8.5-iot-armhf-2016-08-07-4gb.img.xz (What is the difference between seeed-iot and iot?)

(I just noticed that last one is BBBW, not BBGW…?)

Once I understand the difference between these builds, I’ll update the BBGW installation instructions that I posted a while back.

Stéphane

(I just noticed that last one is BBBW, not BBGW...?)

Different board, undergoing testing..

Once I understand the difference between these builds, I'll update the BBGW
installation instructions that I posted a while back.

ps, the "iot" images are good fit for the BBGW, there was a couple
packages that Seeed wanted by default. That's why there are
"seeed-xyz" variants..

Regards,

Hi Robert,

Could you please explain in more one line why can it modify the board eeprom?

Thanks