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dhns
Hi,
I read the announcement from Maemo 2.0 that they change to EABI and this needs all applications to be recompiled.

I could not find any useful pointers on Google yet, but got the impression that it has something to do with the cross-compiler and the file format of the binaries.

So,
* what is EABI?
* what does it mean to existing binaries? Will they be broken and useless?
* are there plans by OE, pdaXrom etc. to change as well?

-- hns
Mickeyl
http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort
should answer most of your questions.

The OE team is working on EABI since a couple of months. The forthcoming Angström Distribution due later this year will be the first EABI-Distribution built by OE.
dhns
QUOTE(Mickeyl @ Jun 12 2006, 10:38 AM)
http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort
should answer most of your questions.

The OE team is working on EABI since a couple of months. The forthcoming Angström Distribution due later this year will be the first EABI-Distribution built by OE.
*

Many thanks!

This really answers most and shows an issue coming up soon: there will be two different binaries of the same application/tool/etc. This makes things complicated. So we will have to flag everything with an "EABI compatible".

The benefits are clear: a better&faster system (e.g. compatible with soft and hardfloat).

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Hrw
QUOTE
This really answers most and shows an issue coming up soon: there will be two different binaries of the same application/tool/etc


we already have such problem with softfloat<>hardfloat ones..
dhns
QUOTE(Hrw @ Jun 12 2006, 05:01 PM)
QUOTE
This really answers most and shows an issue coming up soon: there will be two different binaries of the same application/tool/etc


we already have such problem with softfloat<>hardfloat ones..
*


So, one problem will be replaced by another one :-)
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