T2 on Pi3 now at Stage-3


I reported yesterday that I was doing a native compile with T2 on my Raspberry Pi3:
http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00467

I am actually using an old version of T2, used back in 2015 to create Quirky April, for x86.

T2 Stage-0 builds a cross-toolchain, and at Stage-2 onwards there is a chrootable target build environment, as explained here:
https://www.t2-project.org/handbook/html/t2-book.html#t2.build-stages

Stages 0 and 1 were a rough ride. Mostly due to Ubuntu's header files conflicting with what is being compiled in the target environment.
I posted some questions and fixes to the T2 mail-list:
https://www.mail-archive.com/t2@t2-project.org/

However, there were lots of other nasty little hacks that I had to do. But finally got to Stage-2, and the going should be smoother, as the host headers won't interfere anymore.

I am typing on my Pi3 right now, even as it compiles. This Pi3 is fast enough to be a desktop replacement.
Right now, though, the CPU speed governor is set to "powersave", as I need to leave it unattended and would prefer to leave it running at a lower temperature.

I don't know if I want to do it, but if T2 does manage to compile most of the packages, I could build a Quirky April for the Pi. It would also be "T2 friendly", for any future T2 builds.


Comments:

Last April was 7.2.1   Posted on 5 Dec 2016, 14:45 by admin
Note also, the last version in the x86 and x86_64 April series was 7.2.1, in October 2015:

http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/x86/releases/april-7.2.1/
http://distro.ibiblio.org/quirky/quirky6/amd64/releases/april-7.2/

After that, I started building Quirky from Ubuntu DEBs. Ah, but those old April builds were so less bloated!


What is Quirky April   Posted on 5 Dec 2016, 14:37 by admin
For those who haven't been around the "Quirky scene" back that far, here is a link to the first release of Quirky April, version 7.0:

http://barryk.org/news/?viewDetailed=00174

That was February 2015. How time flies!

There were releases for both i686 and x86_64.