Anybody using Windows 98 for RTEMS GNU tools?

Matthew J Fletcher mfletcher at
Wed Aug 29 14:23:01 UTC 2001


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Maarten.Kruger at [mailto:Maarten.Kruger at]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2001 8:50 AM
> To: rtems-users at
> Subject: Anybody using Windows 98 for RTEMS GNU tools?
> Good day,
> The getting started .pdf manual states that Windows 95 is not suitable for
> compiling and debugging RTEMS in Cygwin...  Since the document is
> quite old
> - I was wondering if this is still true?  I am using Windows '98 and would
> like to use it just to get started with RTEMS until I install Mandrake 7.2
> (think this is a good choice?) ...  I would still like to use Windows '98
> for other work (can't dual boot all the time)...

mandrake 8.0 is the latest and greatest, but just as good are suse 7.2 and
readhat 7.1,
there is not really much diffrence in the end.

all of these will dual boot just wonderfully, however a better soultion is
to install
vmware or win4lin and run win98 as a virtual machine inside linux. I have
had this working
and the performance hit is noware near as bad as re-booting all the time.

another advantage of doing things this way is that you dont have to mess
around with
cygwin, you can use the native tools.

> Is anybody successfull using all the GNU tools in Windows 98 for RTEMS?
> Can you please give me tips for getting started - had problems with
> Cygwin...


Matthew J Fletcher
NPD Firmware

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