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Cross compilers, the new wave

Apr 15, 2009, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Hans Bezemer for this link. ]

"You're in for a long wait, because Volker's tool compiles a lot of stuff. Almost seventy packages, including a whopping 58 libraries. On the other hand it doesn't require any intervention, so you're free to do whatever you like - like watch a movie or go for a night on the town. When it's done you'll find that you've installed a very capable Win32 cross compiler onto your system. Vanilla Debian packages won't provide you with a cross compiler environment as rich as this one.

"Volker told me that if you only need the most basic tools you can also use:

make gcc

"And add any additional packages you need later on. However, this has not been documented yet, but it will certainly be included in the next version. You can also supply a host of packages on the commandline, e.g.:

make gtk lua libidn"

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