What would you like to cross-compile?

Ricardo Salveti ricardo.salveti at linaro.org
Tue Aug 30 04:36:19 UTC 2011

On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 3:54 PM, Jani Monoses <jani at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> On 08/29/2011 08:17 PM, Ricardo Salveti wrote:
>> Cross posting at ubuntu-devel.
>> On Mon, Aug 29, 2011 at 11:22 AM, Riku Voipio<riku.voipio at linaro.org>
>>  wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> We (Developer Platform) are looking into making Ubuntu/Debian more
>>> cross-compile friendly. In order to
>>> decide what to focus on on first, I'd like to ask from input from you
>>> - what would you like to be able to
>>> cross-compile for the Linaro Ubuntu evaluation builds? We know a lot
>>> of people (everyone?) cross-compiles
>>> kernels already, and don't need help from distribution. What else do
>>> people compile often enough that
>>> cross-compiling would help?
>>  From previous experience I remember there were a lot of people wanting
>> to be able to cross build Qt, as it takes almost one day to build it
>> at Launchpad's builders.
> Any of the other packages that take long to build on ARM - LibO,
> chromium-browser, firefox, especially since they have their own de-facto
> maintainers who then would not need to ask for ARM hw just to debug failed
> builds - assuming the build issues are reproduced just as accurately as the
> build-results on a cross setup :)

Yeah, those are all huge projects and probably also a good test case
for the cross-toolchain in general :-)

> Out of curiosity does focusing on a set of packages mean making all their
> build-deps multiarch/cross build friendly?

Yup, that's the idea. Riku helped porting a bunch of packages to
multiarch, but we'd also like to use and test the common use cases so
we can show that this actually work ;-)

Ricardo Salveti de Araujo

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