Anybody using Windows 98 for RTEMS GNU tools?

Kirk Bateman kirk.bateman at
Thu Aug 30 08:38:59 UTC 2001

I've been doing some rtems development for some months now ...

My machine is a win98 pc, and EVERYONE I spoke to when I started suggested
putting linux on it instead :-)

However what we actually do is ... we have a linux pc on the network and we
just use telnet to administer and rebuild the rtems tree on the linux
and then use an rlogin client to run commands for compiling bits of the
tree, we then use a win98 hosted BDM debugger and just grab the executable
file from a samba share on the linux machine.

It seems to work perfectly so far... (and I agree that the linux compilation
is MUCH faster, and less hassle at the end of the day)


<Maarten.Kruger at> wrote in message
news:OF76833E8D.C229BCC6-ON42256AB7.002A999E at
> 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
> - 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)...
> 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...
> thanks
> Maarten Kruger

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