Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Nokia 770 + Objective-C

I finally had the time to try to do something with the Nokia 770.. and ended up with a gcc + objective-c support that can cross compile for the arm processor. I simply used crosstool with the following script:

set -ex

# Really, you should do the mkdir before running this,
# and chown /opt/crosstool to yourself so you don't need to run as root.
mkdir -p $RESULT_TOP

# Build the toolchain. Takes a couple hours and a couple gigabytes.

#eval `cat arm-softfloat.dat gcc-3.3.3-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest
#eval `cat arm-softfloat.dat gcc-3.4.0-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest
eval `cat arm-softfloat.dat gcc-3.4.1-glibc-2.3.3.dat` sh --notest
#eval `cat arm-softfloat.dat gcc-3.4.1-glibc-20040827.dat` sh --notest

echo Done.

Compiling a simple C program and copying it on the nokia worked fine, so I wrote a simple ObjC test program.. and after copying the libobjc.* files and changing the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point to a local lib directory, it worked too.

So far, so good !

Now I just need to compile Foundation, then AppKit, then -back ... :-)


glen said...

Good idea. I'm very interested to hear more about this. Nokia 770 with an open development kit has an amazing possibilities...hopefully they'll keep making it and using linux.

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