Building and Testing a Canadian Cross-Compiler

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at
Sun Mar 24 16:41:39 UTC 2013

On 03/23/2013 07:12 PM, Rempel, Cynthia wrote:
> Thanks Sebastian Huber for finding that tutorial for a building a Canadian cross-compiler.
> I found a rather out-dated tutorial for testing Canadian cross-compilers
> It's possible that there might be additional testing resources in
> I found gcc/do_one rather interesting...
> I am curious now, if neither minGW nor Cygwin are needed for RTEMS except for the auto-tools, would it be feasible to automatically generate daily (or weekly) snap-shots that are already boot-strapped?
Yes, definitely ... The autotool generated sources (e.g., 
config.h etc.) definitely belong into git.

However, when having done so, the patches were immediately reverted and 
was virtually shot down - These incidents actually are the reason for my 
current deep dissatisfation with certain people around here.

> And if so, what else would be required to get the RTEMS tool-set working for Windows users without Cygwin or minGW?
This would be very hard if not impossible. You basically need a 
POSIX-shell environment and a POSIX compliant native C-compiler.

Providing these essentially are the core of MingGW and Cygwin.


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