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[REBOL] Re: StrongArm version not generic ?

From: holger::rebol::com at: 10-Jul-2001 9:35

On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 04:37:27PM +0200, Feugey David wrote:
> I tried to used the Netwinder version of Rebol/Core and View under a similar > computer. > Netwinder is Linux/Debian with kernel 2.2 and StrongArm > Mine is Linux/Debian with kernel 2.2 and ARM7500. > > Do you compile it with optimisations for StrongArm ? Will you plan to > compile it for a generic ARM processor ? > My computer is very common here in europe... more than the netwinder.
It is compiled with default options, without any CPU-specific optimizations. Chances are the reason why it does not work is related to subtle differences in the two Linux versions. The Netwinder Linux StrongArm version is a commercial Linux build which may not be fully compatible with your Linux version for ARM, even if they are both based on a Debian environment. Having the same environment does not necessarily mean that kernels and libraries are compatible. This is a problem we have encountered in other situations as well, e.g. with Linux MIPS for Qube, and is why on the product page for MIPS and StrongArm we list not only the CPU but also the computer type. Seems to be a problem with some commercial Linux versions... As for supporting new computer models: probably not any time soon unless there is (commercial) demand for it. -- Holger Kruse [holger--rebol--com]