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Re: [MiNT] Gentoo/FreeMiNT
On Mon, 2008-11-03 at 14:34 +0100, Miro Kropacek wrote:
> There may be some minor overlap with the toolchain stuff, but
> the rest
> is not common at all.
> And isn't this everything about toolchain stuff? You say you want to
> make gentoo because of easy maintenance and so on. Those guys also
> have to solve things like own repository, automatic building of source
> packages (how do they do that? using cross compiler? aranym?),
> distribution of updates etc etc. And if, in the end, we use
> m68k-atari-mint-gcc and mintlib instead of m68k-unknown-linux-gcc and
> glibc, *this* is a minor thing. So it's maybe more similar than we
> think. I can imagine pretty well shared source-based repository with
> patches for each platform and separate binary-based repository which
> will be updated in the same way. Only (cross-)compiler / libc will be
> different. Sounds quite cool in my opinion.
Oh, and cross compiling can be nice.
But in some situations, the build process may require runtime checks to
determine correct behaviour, and this may not be possible under a cross
I'm using "distcc" to essentially use the gcc frontend cross compile
enviroment on the faster box, and then the linking/runtime stuff is done
on the Atari.
Again, this build stuff is pretty trivial, compared to updating MiNTlib
and FreeMiNT kernel to support new functionality.