The arm-eCross-eabi toolchain was developed to provide a free of charge cross-toolchain for our own products. Sure, you cann use this toolchain without any license frees and and it's usage is not limited to Embedded-IT products. In contrary, you can use it with any ARM or Cortex microcontroller you like. As it is an OpenSource project, feel free to take part in the development.
The first goal was the development of a free eabi toolchain for Linux. In fact there just exists several pre-build ARM EABI toolchains for Linux, but they are not well supported in most cases and updates or patches does not exists in most cases. The second goal was to provide the same toolchain for Windows users as well. It should be running as native Windows program without the need of cygwin libraries.
The arm-eCross-eabi toolchain is based on the Yagarto toolchain and provides the recent versions of the GNU ARM C compiler (arm-none-eabi-gcc / arm-eCross-eabi-gcc) GNU ARM debugger (arm-none-eabi-gdb / arm-eCross-eabi-gdb) and current Binutils and the Newlib standard c-library (libc). We will update the toolchain on a regular base to always provide most recent compiler features. For example, the linux version supportes link time optimization (LTO) and the new GOLD linker.
The current ARM eCross EABI Toolchain (Rev. 20110202) is based on the following components:
tar xzf arm-eCross-eabi-2011-02-02.tar.gz
arm-eCross-eabiwill be created. You'll find the toolchain binaries in
arm-eCross-eabi/bin. To be able to use the toolchain from any place in your system you still need to add the toolchain path to your search path for executable programs. Assuming you have installed the toolchain into your home directory can can add the toolchain to your PATH using the following command:
~/.bashrcand add the above command at the end of the file. The new PATH settings will be available for any newly opened shell from now on.
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|ARM eCross EABI Toolchain for Linux|
|ARM eCross EABI Toolchain for Windows: Will be available soon...|
|Sourcen ARM eCross EABI Toolchain-Builder including Patches|