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From: Zach Welch <zwelch@g.o>
Subject: ANN: Embedded Gentoo Project
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 02:00:27 -0700
Hello everyone,

I am proud to announce the official Embedded Gentoo Project is getting 
close to being able to integrate improvements to provide "one-step" 
cross-compiling toolchain installation.  This includes enhancements to 
gcc-config and the core toolchain ebuilds, with only some portage 
enhancements waiting to be implemented before final integration.

I recently completed updating the project's documentation to reflect the 
current state of affairs for cross-compiling, finished writing a new 
section to cover uClibc, and added a project roadmap to give a big 
picture view of where we are and where we are headed.  Even after this 
revision, these pages remain far from complete but should give an idea 
for the knowledgable about where we are headed.

Because this project will be an extensive, ongoing effort requiring 
changes throughout the entire tree, I have organized a number of 
resources to help foster and encourage community participation.  These 
currently include:

1) A new wiki - The "full" announcement of this new resource should have 
found its way to you before this one.  Presently, this contains the full 
documentation for the Embedded Gentoo Project and the roadmap of our 
current and planned activities:

http://wiki.dev.gentoo.org/gentoo/moin.cgi/EmbeddedGentoo

2) gentoo-embedded mailing list - now available for ongoing discussion
about scaling Gentoo down into memory or space restricted devices (e.g.
laptops and handhelds), cross-compiling, uClibc, and all other related
issues.

3) #gentoo-embedded on IRC - the developers (and many users) working on
the projects meet almost daily in IRC to hash out the ongoing details.
If you want to help get things sorted out, please join us on
irc.freenode.net in #gentoo-embedded to join the fun.


In the next few days, I will begin posting additional announcements on 
the gentoo-embedded mailing list to provide further information and 
details in order to provoke further discussion about project's goals, 
design, and current implementation.  Subscribe today or miss out on all 
the fun and excitement.

This project's course is not set in stone and the short-term roadmap
changes often, depending on present involvement.  Due to recent growing
participation, the roadmap now reflects the broader efforts and 
resources active on the project.  I look forward to seeing everyone 
interested but not yet involved to start contributing to the project.

Feedback is both desired and expected; however, please trim any replies
to this post so they go to the gentoo-embedded list ONLY.


Cheers,

Zach Welch
Gentoo Embedded Lead
Superlucidity Services



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