As I intend to apply for the PRU or Terminal Server projects mentored by BeagleBoard I now set up my development environment. This involved (finally) installing Linux as dual boot on my Laptop (until now I had it running in VirtualBox) and installing all the required packages and libraries on my fresh installation. I chose to use gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi after some research (alternatives were angstrom and linaro) and qemu as emulator.
sudo apt-get gcc-arm-linux-gnueabi build-essential qemu
After installing everything I just forked the gsoc-application project from GitHub which is a task all applying students have to perform. Here is my repo in case you want to see it: https://github.com/ordsen/gsoc-application
Now I’m going to make a pull request and will eventually get in touch with the community in the days to come.