Graeme Gregory graeme at openmoko.org
Wed Jan 28 23:40:34 CET 2009

Juan Alberto Aranda Alvarez wrote:
> My question is: Is there a way to cross compile the Xglamo/Xorg server
> using the toolchain?.
> On the other hand, from what I've gathered most of you use bitbake (for
> whatever distribution). That's fine, it looks cool but takes forever to
> do anything. Is very frustrating to wait around 3, 5, 6 hours and then
> get some error and suddenly I realize that it didn't work.
Its technically possible but I have never tried to do it. Once I have an
OE build done then that has everything I need for software development.
So bending over backwards for the toolchain always seemed like such a

Also OE only takes 3 hours the first time. Once that is done the longest
it takes to do a rebuild is about 20 minutes. But rebuilds from scratch
are very rare.
> My task right now is "simple", the xorg server running on the phone with
> a hardware accelerated driver for the graphic processor/chipset running
> on the phone. I don't need to build the whole distribution.
> I'm willing to learn how to use bitbake, but the instructions on the
> wiki don't seem to work, there's an issue with ffmpeg (I guess is not
> there anymore?). Now, about the xglamo tree on git.openmoko.org. How dow
> I go about to building  and installing it on the phone?, I don't mind
> using another tool.
ffmpeg? I didn't think that was even in the basic images. You'll need to
give more details.
> Its been 2 months since Graeme's email on November 19th
> (http://lists.openmoko.org/pipermail/devel/2008-November/003274.html).
> Here I gather he's giving instructions on how to build the server using
> bitbake (am I right on this?).
Yes, I only ever use the toolchain inside OE. Works for everything I
want to do.
> Juan Aranda
Welcome and good luck going forwards!


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