On Tue, 2012-03-20 at 18:21 +0100, Dan Horák wrote:
drago01 píše v Út 20. 03. 2012 v 17:57 +0100:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:50 PM, Brendan Conoboy <blc(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 03/20/2012 09:37 AM, drago01 wrote:
> >>> I'm a big fan of cross compilation, but introducing it into Fedora
> >>> order
> >>> to support ARM seems unlikely to succeed for too many reasons to go
> >> The reasons are? ....
> > Okay, why not?
> > The ones off the top of my head, and this is by no means exhaustive:
> > 1. Fedora Policy (Which I imagine is based on the technical foundation of
> > the following 5+ points and others I'm unaware of).
> I said "technical" so lets take policy aside ...
> > 2. Many packages assume a native execution environment which will not exist.
> > Incredible undertaking to move 11000 packages to cross compilation
> > framework.
> qemu? Should be still faster then doing the whole build on arm.
just a side note - I was told by an OpenSUSE on ARM person that they use
x86 boxes with the user-space qemu virtual machine. It works quite fast,
but still needs some hacking eg. in test-suites
With Qemu, my $1200 i7 quadcore desktop can successfully emulate a $129
GuruPlug. It just doesn't make a lot of sense to go this route.