Developers Can Now Cross-Compile with CMake from SDK Apps to Unity8 and Mir in Ubuntu 14.04

Canonical is making great headway towards complete convergence

By Silviu Stahie on December 16th, 2013 10:49 GMT

Canonical has announced that it’s now possible to cross-compile with CMake from SDK Apps to Unity8 and Mir.

The ultimate goal of Canonical is the convergence of all its platforms, but this is a difficult task when you have to compile applications for each system in part.

“As of latest cmake upload into trusty, it is now trivial to cross-compile CMake based projects,” said Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov on the official mailing list.

This method has been successfully tested on the following packages: Mir, Unity8, ubuntu-system-settings, ubuntu-settings-components, unity-notifications, unity-scope-onlinemusic, uhub, uchardet, and more.

One time setup: mk-sbuild --target armhf trusty

Building a package: sbuild -A -d trusty --host armhf package*.dsc

Since this is built into CMake, one can use cmake directly: dpkg-architecture -aarmhf cmake ../; make

More details about this new development can be found in the official announcement.
Tahr art
   Tahr art
MORE ON THIS TOPIC
LATEST NEWS
HOT RIGHT NOW

Comments