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Re: stable binutils, gcc, glibc ...

To: Keith Owens <kaos@melbourne.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: stable binutils, gcc, glibc ...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 03:07:32 +0200
Cc: linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <29516.971567257@ocs3.ocs-net>; from kaos@melbourne.sgi.com on Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 10:47:37AM +1100
References: <20001014181257.C6499@bacchus.dhis.org> <29516.971567257@ocs3.ocs-net>
On Sun, Oct 15, 2000 at 10:47:37AM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:

> >Which why I guess we still have to maintain it for a while or even come
> >up with some alternative small libc.
> 
> Is there any reason that newlib is not being used for embedded systems?
> That is what it was developed for.  There is some MIPS support in
> newlib, I have no idea if it is complete but it would be better than
> starting from scratch.  http://sources.redhat.com/newlib/

Newlib, the libraries from eCOS and also libstand from NetBSD are three
candidates I know of.  I'm also interested in those small libraries as
the base for a standalone library that runs directly on the ARC firmware
or other firmware.

  Ralf

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