Slind is an embedded Debian based distribution produced at Siemens by Wartan Hachaturow and Alexander Shishkin. It uses dpkg-cross to build both glibc and uclibc versions of packages, and currently only supports targets which are capable of NFS-mounting a filesystem and running dpkg (of course, if you're brave enough, you can flash the slind-installer image, do the installation, and then flash the resulting target image -- without NFS-mounting. But it requires lots of space and time).
It currently has enough packages ported for a simple base system, and needs work to add more packages. This work essentially involves making the build rules of packages dpkg-cross aware. The built packages are transferred to the system by any supported way (NFS mount, http/ftp from the target itself with apt, USB sticks, whatever), and installed on it directly with dpkg/apt.
- uclibc and glibc pre-built base set of packages
- two different types of base set of packages -- the one based on busybox, and the other one based on coreutils/sysvinit. This is selected on debootstrap time by using (or not using) "--variant=gnu" parameter.
- host toolchains for powerpc, arm and i386 (both glibc and uclibc ones).
- development stage embedded installation system
You can download the iso (387MB) from http://www.emdebian.org/slind.iso
Slind Wiki: https://www.slind.org