cross compile Python to Linux-ARM
jef.mangelschots at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 17:54:45 CET 2009
We are looking to use Python on an embedded Linux ARM system.
What I gather from googling the subject is that it is not that
straight forward (a fair amount of patching & hacking).
Nobody out there that has done it claims it is easy, which makes me
I haven't seen a description on porting Python 2.6 or 3.0 yet. Is it
much different than for the earlier versions (the latest I have seem
is Python 2.5).
Does it matter whether Python is cross compiled to Linux 2.4 or Linux
Can anyone point to a howto they know works well ?
What are the chances of an 'officially' supported ARM-Linux Python
(or is it safer to wait for industrial spec Intel Atom boards to avoid
the cross compilation altogether ?
What would it take for the Linux version of Python to be easily cross
compiled (i.e. would the Linux-Python maintainers be willing to
include and maintain cross-compilation specific functions) ?
Let's say we can get it done.
How is the performance and stability of a working Python on an
embedded ARM-Linux system ?
Does cross compiling Python automatically include the standard Python
library, or is that yet another adventure ?
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