Looking for GNU toolchain solution for ARM

Kai Ruottu karuottu@mbnet.fi
Mon Nov 27 09:18:00 GMT 2006


Steven Woody wrote:
> what's the most popular and reliable toolchain solution for ARM
> target?  i am reading Karim's book 'Building Embedded Linux System'
> which introduced how to build a toolchain manually.  it's interesting
> but seems i have to face with the daunting task of package ( and
> patches ) selection.
 Big companies aren't that sure about their own know-how as guys like
Karim :-)   And therefore use and recommend distros like Debian and
toolchains like Scratchbox :

  http://www.debian.org
  http://scratchbox.org

> on the other hand, i heard the 'www.gnuarm.com' which provides
> off-the-shelf binary toolchain for ARM,

 "Embedded ARM" != "Embedded Linux/ARM"

What you need, Linux on some ARM system or only some firmware
monitor first and then being completed or replaced with your own
firmware?  Maybe you could even consider NetBSD or something
as an alternative for Linux :

   http://www.netbsd.org/Ports/evbarm/



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