LinuxDevices: New Kid on Embedded Linux Block–Gentoo

“A project to create embedded versions of Gentoo Linux has
achieved preliminary releases on x86, MIPS, PPC, and ARM. The
releases include native core system binaries, cross-platform
toolchains, and, for x86, an optional hardened toolchain. The
year-old project needs developers to help add cross-compile
awareness to source packages.

“Gentoo is a popular desktop and server Linux distribution, in
which core system components are distributed as
architecture-specific, native binaries, while all non-essential
software packages are compiled from source, using a ‘portage’
system similar to the ‘ports’ system in FreeBSD…”


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