Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] MIPS32 Little-Endian softfloat packages, anyone interested?
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 00:36:45
In Reply to: [gentoo-mips] MIPS32 Little-Endian softfloat packages, anyone interested? by Manuel Lauss
Manuel Lauss wrote:
> Hello! > > For the last 3 years I've been "maintaining" a modest collection of > packages for generic little-endian MIPS32 softfloat systems (mainly for my > Alchemy hardware). It includes a lot of stuff which is currently use-masked > on MIPS (qt4, scanner support, etc; almost all run-tested on real hardware). > > Is there interest in the Gentoo(-MIPS) community for these packages? > A list of packages can be found at [1] as well as the custom portage profile > which was used to build them at [2]. > > The package tarball is ~1.1GB in size; 90% of the packages have been built with > gcc-4.3.3. Mainly generic stuff I needed to do my work plus a few > just-for-fun things like KDE-4.2.2 (yes it runs, but at a glacial pace). > > Thanks! > Manuel Lauss > > [1] > [2]
This is pretty neat. Although, our focus is more on the bigger MIPS workstation, like the SGI stuff and even some of the Longsoon machines. We actually have a separate team that focuses more on the embedded machines, including embedded ARM, MIPS, and other related equipment. I'd post this to the gentoo-embedded list, and you might find a few people over there interested. Some of the methods you used for building these packages, including any toolchain changes, eclass/ebuild changes, might be useful to them over there. Thanks! -- Joshua Kinard Gentoo/MIPS kumba@g.o "The past tempts us, the present confuses us, the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast, terrible in-between." --Emperor Turhan, Centauri Republic


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-mips] MIPS32 Little-Endian softfloat packages, anyone interested? Manuel Lauss <mano@×××××××××××××××××××.net>