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Linux device dev services company rev’s ARMv5, Pentium III support

Dec 3, 2007 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — 2 views

TimeSys has updated its LinuxLink subscriptions for a dozen SoCs with ARM9 (ARMv5 architecture) cores. The Pittsburgh-based embedded Linux developer services provider also announced it has updated its Intel Pentium III subscription, and has added a new LinuxLink Radio episode about porting kernels to new devices.

The newly updated ARMv5 LinuxLink subscription includes GCC 4.1.1 and binutils 2.17, and both glibc and uClibc C libraries. Also included are “hundreds” of pre-compiled binaries, including mplayer, matchbox, MAD (MPEG audio decoder), and alsa-lib audio utilities.

The updated Pentium III LinuxLink include new toolchains based on GCC 4.1.0 and BINUTILS 2.16.91, and both glibc and uClib. One new addition appears to be version 1.36 of the tsrpm tool for cross-platform development, said to offer improved test packages.

The company also announced a new LinuxLink Radio episode: “Porting Your Kernel to a New Device, Part I,” which is available here.


LinuxLink subscriptions based on ARMv5 that received this update include:

  • ARM 9E
  • Atmel AT91SAM9260
  • Atmel AT91SAM9261
  • Atmel AT91SAM9263
  • Freescale i.MX21
  • Intel 80219
  • Intel IOP321
  • Intel IOP331
  • Intel IOP332
  • Intel IOP342
  • Intel PXA255
  • Intel PXA270

Additionally, TimeSys says it is making available a new reference distribution for IA 686 based on Linux 2.6.23.

The new ARMv5 subscriptions and other updates are available for download here, says TimeSys, noting that some of the content may require a paid subscription.

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