Gentoo-Bionic: We Can Rebuild Him. Better. Stronger. Faster. - Christopher Friedt, Research In Motion
Summary: short history, rationale, current state, technical challenges in building, separability of the Android build system, relevance as a communal starting point for new distros, BSD userspace, iteratively adding enough features to bionic to compile / link busybox, bash, classpath, jamvm, ecj, python, lua, etc (demos). Also created mÃ¤k - an autotools-compatible, non-recursive replacement for Automake. An extensive list of functions / syscalls added to Bionic will be given. QA period following presentation.
Audience: this project is currently targeted at embedded developers. Goals: layman(8) overlay, eventual upstream Portage inclusion, supporting Bionic "JellyBean" as a Gentoo ELIBC. Feature Requests: pthread cancellation, glibc-like /bin/linker behaviour so ldd works. Self-hosting compiler (clang?), more crypt algorithms, stabilization of mÃ¤k & integration to portage as an eclass & ebuild.
VPN Framework Developer, RIM
Currently, Christopher Friedt is a VPN Framework Developer at RIM. After 15 years hacking with Linux, it's a step in a different direction. Prior, his titles ranged from Consultant to BSP Architect. Chris' spent 7 years doing industrial radio, mobile, and embedded imaging. He has developed Linux on ARM since v4T, and has used Gentoo, Ängström, and Android to provide BSPs for a pile of devices and platforms. He occasionally makes ripples in the ponds of #gentoo-embedded, #pandaboard, and... Read More →
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