[Linaro-dev] linaro build system (was Re: Availability of hardware for Linaro development?)

Shaz shazalive at gmail.com
Sun Jun 6 11:25:42 BST 2010

On Sun, Jun 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Loïc Minier <loic.minier at linaro.org> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 05, 2010, JD Zheng wrote:
>> So my question is what will be the default build system, which, I guess, is
>> part of deliveries? Since linaro is not a distribution, will it be
>> dist-agnostic? (Don't get me wrong as I am a Debian/Ubuntu fan :-) ).
>  This is a hard question, as it's still evolving; we currently consider
>  two different buildables: software (packages) and images.  For image
>  building, we're currently trying live-helper, it seems flexible enough
>  to cover a lot of use cases.  For package builds, we're looking at
>  replacing native builds with some cross-compilers backed solutions
>  (e.g. like scratchbox does), and we're also trying to support
>  cross-compilation, but that wont scale to thousands of packages for
>  sure.
>  Basically, we need more time to try out/develop the bits we're
>  currently thinking of, the picture is not complete yet.  In the mean
>  time, we're doing native builds.

OpenEmbedded can handle all usecases and it can generate toolchains
for you guys to provide to community incase someone does not want to
handle openEmbedded. Scatchbox and buildroot kinda things are too
limited. There is a huge community that takes care of openEmbedded.


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