[SHR] toolchain (again)
W. B. Kranendonk
wankelwankel at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 20 01:04:55 CEST 2010
I'd like to start trying to contribute to the Openmoko-ecosystem in a more meaningful manner than lurking the mailinglists.
I also like to see if I can add my own twist to my phone (running SHR-U). I imagined combining those two wishes by getting a toolchain running and see what happens to the code I put through it.
Now I found that the wiki  is quite specific about telling me what my needs are. I do not want to do "(b) System Integration and customizing a distribution", so I probably want (a), just the single application.
The wiki shows how to set up a toolchain for 2008.8, or that is where the example link for libraries points to. There's an unstable branch  as well, but I susbpect it's not SHR-U.
There was a request on the community list earlier , referring to the shr-user list and a ticket  on the SHR-track. The ticket does not (yet) give me insight in how to get a (minimal) toolchain for building my own programs for SHR, but it reminded me to have a look on the SHR site.
On the SHR wiki , the curve seems opposite to what it is on the Openmoko wiki: getting started with a single application requires more setup than building the distribution.
I am a little confused and actually, close to a year ago I intended to take the plunge as well but got stuck following the SHR-guide. Since my laptop (PIII 700MHz, 256Meg) is not the fastest beast (actually almost gets beaten by the "modern" architecture found in my Freerunner), I remember some steps took overnight to complete.
After this lengthy introduction, can it be confirmed that the instructions on the SHR wiki have recently worked, and is there a reasonable chance that I will get through it "just following the pictures"? So far, just browsing, the instructions seem quite solid (thumbs up! :-) )
Oh, I'm running (L)Ubuntu 10.04, with half of the instructions on the Openmoko wiki completed.
Thanks in advance!
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