Dominic Sweetman writes:
> We are also developing a compiler from the same source tree, but
> configured for Linux. That was the compiler we'll be looking for
> beta-testers for in the next couple of months.
> If you want to be able to build MIPS16 applications and then run them
> on Linux, this is more challenging. You have to build everything
> static: then it works mostly, and some people at MIPS have built and
> run some programs.
I have built glibc in a static and non-PIC version to allow linking against
M16 user apps (non-PIC required because current Linux compilers cannot
generate M16 PIC code). It worked fine using the Algo 5.0 Beta for Linux.
I successfully built a few applications (ones which only required libc).
It won't be really useful until somebody builds a complete library set
which is static and non-PIC, or PIC support gets included in the M16