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Buildroot 2011.02 released, with many interesting updates and commercial support!

As usual, the latest Buildroot version has been released just in time on the last day of the month: Buildroot 2011.02 is available for download! This release of the increasingly popular embedded Linux build system provides new interesting features and … Continue reading

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Crosstool-NG 1.7.0, Free Electrons contributed basic Blackfin support

Yann E. Morin, maintainer of Crosstool-NG, has just announced version 1.7.0 of his toolchain building tool we like so much at Free Electrons. For the record, Crosstool-NG allows to build cross-compiling toolchains for a wide-range of architectures, using either glibc, … Continue reading

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Crosstool-NG 1.5.0 released, with new features!

Crosstool-NG, the successor of Crosstool, is a tool that automates the complicated process of building a cross-compilation toolchain. It provides a nice menuconfig interface to fine tune the configuration of the toolchain, before creating the toolchain automatically by retrieving, extracting, … Continue reading

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Buildroot simplified for users!

Yesterday, a set of patches I’ve authored that aims at simplifying Buildroot for users has been merged into the official version of the project, and will therefore be part of the next stable release (scheduled for November, according to our … Continue reading

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Switching between toolchains made easy!

It is quite common to have several toolchains and to switch back and forth between them while doing development. At least, this is something I do a lot when doing Buildroot development and debugging. As I hate typing full paths … Continue reading

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Buildroot gains better support for external toolchains

Buildroot is a tool that I’ve already covered in a previous blog post. To me, its main purpose is to build the root filesystem for an embedded Linux system, with all the necessary applications and libraries. It automates the tedious … Continue reading

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Crosstool-ng 1.3.0 released!

Crosstool-ng is a tool that allows automated building of cross-compiling toolchain, easing a process known to be very difficult. Crosstool-ng has been started as a rewrite of Crosstool, the famous tool authored by Dan Kegel. Now Crosstool-ng offers several improvements … Continue reading

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