> Does anyone have/know of a compiler for the gumstix that runs natively un=
> windows (without a linux environment etc)? The amount of information on t=
> web is dizzying but most of it is *almost* really useful. I would be shoc=
> if no one has done this before for the gumstix. I am new to cross-compili=
> and compiling the toolchain myself seems somewhat daunting.Ernest,
> according to the discussion and shared wisdom of the mailing list, the
> allegedly simplest way to get the build stuff working under windows is to
> actually install Linux under windows using something called CoLinux (wher=
> linux basically runs in a virtual machine under windows), and then create
> the build stuff there under linux. People I think have had limited succe=
> with using cygwin, but my own experience of cygwin is that it never quite
> works the way you want it to. Is CoLinux an option for you?
I highly recommend coLinux. A new release, 0.6.3 was just released a
couple of days ago, and it wasn't too difficult to setup. The hardest
part is the networking,
I use coLinux almost exclusively for building my gumstix stuff. It
isn't as fast as a dedicated linux machine, but it's faster than
cygwin would be, if you could get it to work.
Part of the problem (assuming you can get a toolchain up and running)
has to do with case sensitivity on filenames. Linux is case senstive,
windows isn't. Linux contains files which differ only by case (look in
the netfilter directory). Not too difficult to work around, but it's
just once small example of the hurdles that you face trying to get
stuff working under cygwin.
I've tried a few times to get the build to work under cygwin, and each
time I've given up in frustration. coLinux rules!
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