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Technical webinars address cross-compilation

May 5, 2006 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive

TimeSys will present a series of free, hour-long, technical webinars on cross-development this month. Each session will explore cross-compilation and build challenges, highlight TimeSys tools for addressing these challenges, and enable live interaction with technical experts from TimeSys, according to the company.

TimeSys's LinuxLink subscriptions include a number of cross-development tools aimed at simplifying embedded development, it says.

Timesys describes its cross-development Webinars as follows:

  • Using automake and autoconf — Most open source packages use automake and autoconf utilities to simplify building binaries on a wide-range of target systems. When configuration files are created with cross-compilation as a goal, automake and autoconf make the process of cross-compiling your software for embedded Linux targets nearly effortless. However, cross-compilation continues to be a painful task for most open source packages. This webinar looks at automake and autoconf from an embedded engineer's perspective and presents ways to make your software more cross-compile 'friendly'. It will also discuss techniques and work arounds for projects that haven't been built with this usage pattern in mind. Thursday, May 11, 2006 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time/1:00 PM Eastern Time. Register.
  • Using RPM as Your Build Environment — The RPM package management software not only helps you install packages on a system, but also provides an easy way to manage the patch and build process. This webinar steps you through the process of creating a project that can be cross-compiled with RPM's build utility, rpmbuild. In addition, the webinar shows how LinuxLink tsrpm tool greatly simplifies this process for embedded developers by handling the complexities of using RPMs in a cross-compilation environment. Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time/1:00 PM Eastern Time. Register.
  • Inside GCC for Embedded Developers — Linux development wouldn't happen without GCC, the GNU Compiler Collection. Using a GCC-based cross-compiler, there are some tricks of the trade that every embedded developer should know in order to properly configure GCC for their project and to be able to correctly diagnose problems when they occur. This webinar looks at how you can tweak your GCC cross-compiler configuration to ease compilation and deployment, and also explores what options GCC includes that can help you diagnose problems when they occur. Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 10:00 AM Pacific Time/1:00 PM Eastern Time. Register.


 
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