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
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:
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
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.
Gentoo Embedded Lead
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