[PythonCE] python port for embedded linux

Mark Eichin eichin at gmail.com
Sat May 10 05:43:44 CEST 2008

Or just look at the OpenMoko build rules, they set up the rest of the
cross environment too but you end up with it being trivial to build
current python just by cross-compiling.

Or look at the OpenEmbedded toolchain for the gumstix (an XScale ARM.)

On Sun, Apr 27, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Brad Clements <bkc at murkworks.com> wrote:
> Four or more years ago I cross compiled Python for an older ARM processor
> (no mmap support), I statically linked with uclibc and libxslt/libxml2.
> It worked and performed reasonably. I just used the base Python source.
> The only problem I had was the Python's makefile tries to compile itself
> twice, clearly that didn't work in a cross-compile situation but I worked
> around it by changing the makefile.
> I think I had posted some suggestions to python-dev list about how to better
> support cross-compile development. I don't remember and I don't know if they
> accepted my suggestions.
> Ashish Lal wrote:
>> Hi -
>>  We have an embedded device with 8MB flash and 32 MB RAM with ARM 9
>> processor runining 2.6.XX. kernel. We just used standard linux (Debian) and
>> configured (or hacked it) to suit our needs. I am looking for a python
>> distribution that has the math library, some IPC mechanisms and some string
>> functions. Thats all.
>>  Any pointers on a python distribution for embedded applications is deeply
>> appreciated.
>> I have looked at distributions like tinypy etc.
>>  Regards,
>> --Ashish
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