cross-compiling under cygwin?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Sat Apr 9 04:35:49 EST 2005

On Fri, 8 Apr 2005, Dan Malek wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2005, at 10:13 AM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >   i've just had a request from a colleague who wants to do all the
> > cross-compilation for our 8xx board on a windows box, rather than
> > linux.

> Just remember there is lots more to building and developing than
> compiling a kernel.  In addition to the compiler, you need lots of
> support tools.  Once you get a kernel, you have to create some kind
> of file system, of course NFS won't work on Windows, creating a
> ramdisk without a loopback device and file system support is quite a
> challenge, too.

a lot of that was part of the conversation.  i suspect i may have to
be more persuasive.  something involving a blunt instrument, perhaps.

> I don't understand why you wouldn't want to develop on a Linux (or
> at least Unix) host, since you need those skills and environment for
> the target.  Do they just like impossible challenges in their way to
> getting real work done? :-)

i'm going to assume that was rhetorical. :-)


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