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From: Chris PeBenito <pebenito@g.o>
Subject: Re: Porting Applications
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 23:39:39 -0600
On Thu, 2003-11-06 at 21:05, nDiScReEt wrote:
> Since we are committing to uClibc (I have no complaints and am in
> complete agreement, except....) that raises a new issue. Well, not
> entirely new but an issue nonetheless. Familiar is now trying to krack
> down on developers and contributors to provide links to their source
> code used to make their current binary programs. The downside is that
> without the special patches and what not, alot of useful and great
> programs can not be ported readily to uClibc.

Just to reiterate what I said in another email, uClibc is what we should
use for the default, but glibc will still be there as an option.

> There should be a tool that works like genmenu, in which where you use
> this program (let us call it "genembedconf") to set the parameters for
> your particular build of a embedded system
[lots of systems and specs listed]
> So creating an gentoo embedded configuration tool I think would
> simplify creating cross-compiling toolchains and target-specific
> compiled code.

Well this sounds like something the handhelds subproject people will be
looking at.  A tool would be one option, another might be to put options
in make.conf or something; however, that might be a little ugly
depending on the number of parameters.  The problem with a tool is that
you need to keep some sort of database about all the devices'
parameters, and would have to be maintained.

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Chris PeBenito
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