cross compiler

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cross compiler

[′krȯs kəm‚pī·lər]
(computer science)
A compiler that allows a computer program written on one type of computer to be used on another type.

cross compiler

A compiler that generates machine language for a different type of computer than the one the compiler is running in. See cross assembler.
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Edison SDK provides cross-compile setup script and here we provide another tip by using chroot linux utility + Edison SDK to ease the development environment setup.
It is equipped with a pre-loaded ARM-Linux operating system (OS) and a cross-compile tool-chain for developers to build their own custom applications.
Our purpose is to cross-compile MySQL driver source code for Linux on Windows architecture using a tool chain in order to build a neutral valid graphic interface on 32 bits.
New cross-compile filters add support for testing against the PPC, PPC64, Sparc, Sparc64, x86_64, and Alpha chip architectures.
With the ability to cross-compile thousands of Linux-based software packages to run on Multi-Tech hardware, existing applications can often be incorporated and run on the platform with little or no modification.
RMI supports the industry-standard GNU compiler tool chain with an XLS-optimized GCC compiler and a MIPS([R]) cross-compile tool chain for x86 Linux.
For instance, if you work under Linux and cross-compile your software for MS-Windows and Mac OS/X binaries, you can determine the necessary libraries using DLF right from Linux.