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Re: Useful experiences Cross-Compiling on Windows

Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:47 pm

Hello everyone!

Recognising how difficult cross-compiling can be for embedded n00bs, especially those looking to cross-compile with Windows, I\'ve taken care to document some of my own experiences as I take on a new project, in the hopes that I can make the task a little easier and less daunting for others.

Please feel free to visit my blog post, comments and feedback much appreciated:

http://blog.quickforge.co.uk/2011/10/ex ... ributions/

More to come soon,
Cheers

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Re: Useful experiences Cross-Compiling on Windows

Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:54 pm

Excellent stuff and just one suggestion ... a little more detail please on where to download from, which package/variant of the tools to grab, and where to put them. For example it isn\'t clear if Codeblocks should be the setup.exe or mingw-setup.exe package, if the Sourcery G++ Lite should be the EABI or GNU/Linux package.

Perhaps consider placing the articles in the Wiki or similar so it\'s easier for people who feel something is not clear can expand on that or add footnotes.

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Re: Useful experiences Cross-Compiling on Windows

Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:46 am

[quote]Quote from hippy on October 13, 2011, 00:54
Excellent stuff and just one suggestion ... a little more detail please on where to download from, which package/variant of the tools to grab, and where to put them. For example it isn\'t clear if Codeblocks should be the setup.exe or mingw-setup.exe package, if the Sourcery G++ Lite should be the EABI or GNU/Linux package.

Perhaps consider placing the articles in the Wiki or similar so it\'s easier for people who feel something is not clear can expand on that or add footnotes.[/quote]

Thanks for the suggestions. To clarify in the meantime for anyone, either version of Code::Blocks is fine, the mingw-setup.exe may come in handy in the future for building some linux based programs on Windows though. The GNU/Linux package should be used as EABI is geared towords compiling programs that run on their own without a typical operating system.

I will look to note these on my blog post a little later, there\'s more to come as well. Once this mini series is a little more complete I\'ll look into condensiing it for wiki use.

Cheers!

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Re: Useful experiences Cross-Compiling on Windows

Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:31 pm

Thanks for the clarifications. I\'ve now got everything and will definitely be coming along for the ride.

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