Bleeding edge toolchains updated

Since last year, our site provides a large selection of ready-to-use cross-compilation toolchains, covering a wide range of CPU architectures and C libraries. We have just deployed today a new update to all our bleeding-edge toolchains. Those toolchains are now based on:

  • GCC 8.1.0
  • Binutils 2.30
  • glibc 2.27 (plus fixes) or uClibc-ng 1.0.30 or musl 1.1.19
  • Linux headers 4.14
  • GDB 8.1

All our 77 bleeding-edge toolchains built successfully with those component versions, and many of them received runtime testing under Qemu. We would like to do a special thanks to Romain Naour from Smile, who contributed a lot to this update by adding GCC 8.1 and GDB 8.1 support in Buildroot, and fixing a number of issues discovered when building those toolchains.

We will continue to regularly update our toolchains, and we are very interested in receiving feedback about those toolchains, to fix any issue or extend the range of configurations that are covered. Do not hesitate to get in touch!

Author: Thomas Petazzoni

Thomas Petazzoni is Bootlin's co-owner and CEO. Thomas joined Bootlin in 2008 as a kernel and embedded Linux engineer, became CTO in 2013, and co-owner/CEO in 2021. More details...

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