jacmet at sunsite.dk
Fri Sep 3 08:41:51 BST 2010
>>>>> "Robert" == Robert Schwebel <r.schwebel at pengutronix.de> writes:
Robert> Wearing my embedded linux developer hat, I really like your
Robert> idea. We use Debian all over the place, and if it contains
Robert> solid cross toolchains for the ARM/PowerPC/SH/Blackfin/x86
Robert> targets we are working with I'm really happy with the idea that
Robert> we wouldn't have to work on toolchains any more. It is a pain
Robert> every time you have to do it, it sucks up a lot of time and the
Robert> result is almost never something which can impress your
My feelings are basically the same for Buildroot.
Robert> However, we (mainly the group at Pengutronix that develops
Robert> ptxdist) still work on OSELAS.Toolchain simply because the
Robert> customers we work with do not all use Debian or Ubuntu but also
Robert> SuSE and RedHat/Fedora. So in order to provide stable and
Robert> reproducable board support packages, having toolchains that are
Robert> independend of the distribution are quite important.
Indeed. An alternative to distribution-specific toolchain work is
collaborating with crosstool-NG, which is something we've been working
on for some time. Long term I want to remove the internal toolchain
stuff from BR.
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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