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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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MontaVista Linux supports both Intel processor families -- as such, targeting the XScale-based Intel IXP425 platform with SSH QuickSec Toolkit proved a straightforward cross-compiling exercise.
We took advantage of OIS's expertise to figure out the right configuration for cross-compiling the application across Android's mixed language architecture.
EPC disclosed its plans to make available cross-compiling and native versions of its C/C++ and Fortran compilation tool kits for the Project Monterey product line.
User space, workflow and tool enhancements to increase productivity and facilitate resource sharing across multiple teams, including a new source management control solution, an improved mechanism for capturing, archiving and sharing patches, analysis tools for memory, footprint and power usage, and new tools to speed cross-compiling and debugging
By developing and deploying on the same architecture, designers avoid the problems associated with the classic routine of developing on the host platform, cross-compiling to the target microprocessor, setting up the emulator, and debugging," said S.
Tools for cross-compiling packages, enabling customers to easily add their own applications to their customized Linux software platform
QEMU is a processor emulator that has quietly been making strides in supporting architectures used by embedded engineers, so you can run your natively compiled PowerPC or ARM code on your x86 development host, or even run the "native" gcc compiler on a much faster host system, eliminating the pitfalls behind cross-compiling.
It will include cross-compiling the kernel and application, and creating an image with a root file system that includes the "Hello World" program.
When configuration files are created with cross-compilation as a goal, automake and autoconf make the process of cross-compiling your software for embedded Linux targets nearly effortless.
Topics include patching and compiling the Linux kernel, assembling a root file system (RFS) from pre-compiled binary RPMs, cross-compiling a source RPM, adding it to an RFS and more.
Hundreds of cross-compiled, ready-to-use packages already validated on the MPC8548E processor family, which save weeks or months from the process of gathering, cross-compiling and testing components.
Webinar hosts will guide attendees through the process of creating a custom Linux platform for an embedded development project targeting a PowerPC or x86 processor, including: -- Patching and compiling the Linux kernel -- Assembling a root filesystem (RFS) from pre-compiled binary RPMs -- Cross-compiling a source RPM and adding it to an RFS -- Adding an autoconf project to an RFS -- Setting up your cross-development environment -- Working in a native development environment -- Taking full advantage of a LinuxLink subscription Attendees of Developing Custom Linux Platforms for x86 Processors will also receive complimentary 14-day access to the LinuxLink subscription for the x86 processor, which includes the Developer Exchange embedded development resource center.