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#1 2006-04-12 23:31:23

HH
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Edimax toolchain source?

Did Edimax ever release the source code to their toolchain?

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#2 2006-04-13 00:43:02

MrZack
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Re: Edimax toolchain source?

Not that i know of....but now that you ask..they should(have to), shouldn't they.......hmmm


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#3 2006-04-13 07:53:07

HH
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Re: Edimax toolchain source?

I think so too.  Getting gcc-2.96 to build gcc and g++ for mipsel is a big problem.  You can do it, but trying to do it with uClibc instead of libc is very hard.  I'm finding the 2.4.18 kernel doesn't like gcc v3 compilers.  Early v3 were full of bugs and the newer ones deprecated a lot of ways things are written in the 2.4.18 kernel source.  I get thousands of warnings when compiling the kernel with gcc 3.4.x.

I'm going to try the GNUPro toolchain distro next.  It has gcc 2.96 for mips in it.

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#4 2006-05-05 09:31:08

HH
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Re: Edimax toolchain source?

I found part of it.  Without giving him any credit whatsoever they started off with a toolchain made by H.J. Lu.  It's known as "toolchain-20020423-1.rpm" and if you click the ftp link there on that linux-mips page you can find it in the RPMS/i386 directory.  The subdirectories 'bin', 'lib', 'man' and 'mipsel-linux' contain files and programs that have the same dates and sizes as the ones in the famous EdimaxTools.tgz download from the Edimax website.

But that's only part of it.  The 20020423 toolchain doesn't have uClibc in it.  It uses glibc.  The Edimax download has another directory, 'mipsel-linux-uclibc' that was made AFTER the 20020423 toolchain was installed.  The dates on those files are from February of 2004.  It looks like Edimax used the wrapper from the uClubc 0.9.19 distribution.  It's in the 'extras' subdirectory there.

So I guess the mystery is solved.

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