Overview of Build Flavours

Oniro Project can be hosted on top of variety of kernels. Currently supported kernels are Linux, Zephyr and FreeRTOS (experimental). The build system requires build configuration that is specific to each kernel and Oniro Project provides all this configuration as build templates. See Yocto documentation for more info about the underlying mechanism.

In essence, a flavour is a build configuration that was used at build initialization time for a specific kernel by passing the associated TEMPLATECONF configuration.

All the available flavours are available as subdirectories of the flavours directory in the root of the oniro repository.

Generically, when configuring a new build, one should pass the flavour as TEMPLATECONF to the oe-init-build-env script:

$ TEMPLATECONF=../oniro/flavours/<FLAVOUR_NAME> . ./oe-core/oe-init-build-env <BUILD_NAME>


  • The command assumes that the working directory is the root of the repo workspace when issuing the above command.

  • The variables marked in <> are to be replaced accordingly.

  • Mind the ../ prefix for TEMPLATECONF. This is because the path provided needs to be relative to the build directory.

Once the build was initilized, you are dropped in a build environment where you have access to the OE tools: