Alternative compiler toolchain ?
Alastair G. Hogge
agh at tpg.com.au
Sat Jul 1 02:10:06 UTC 2006
On Saturday 01 July 2006 10:26, Jean-Marc Lienher wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm new to FreeBSD, I was using Linux since 1997.
> But I decided to switch to the Daemon and leave the Penguin on
> his Iceberg.
> (Yes, for those who are reading the hidden e-mail headers,
> I'm also using MS-Windows :-)
Welcome aboard then.
(Yes, for those who are reading the hidden e-mail headers,
I'm also using Krappy^H^H^H^H^H
> After a (too?) quick look at the FreeBSD source code, I've seen that
> the GNU compiler toolchain was used to compile the kernel and other
> part of the OS.
As I understand it, GCC provided very good optimization code for an
open-source project plus it is supported a $%@ load of platforms.
> I would like to know if there is another compiler toolchain
> (C compiler, assembler and linker) which is able to build the i386
> FreeBSD and which is released under the BSD, MIT or any other
> non-viral license ?
Well there's TenDRA. I think someone was once working on getting it to
build the base system.....
ten15.org or tendra.org. They are both forks of the original TenDRA
project. Chatting to some friendlies in #TenDRA on freenode suggests that
there work is still to young to even build ELF binaries on FreeBSD. So it
might have been ten15.org
TenDRA as in tendra.org and not ten15.org. Yes it's all !&$#*^# confusing.
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