[fpc-devel] Fpcupdeluxe utilities to share

Florian Klämpfl florian at freepascal.org
Sun Apr 19 13:13:15 CEST 2020

Am 17.04.20 um 08:11 schrieb Alfred:
> Hello to all,
> As you might know, I am the maintainer of fpcupdeluxe.
> Its a tool to install FPC and Lazarus. And to install cross-compilers.
> Intro.
> As part of fpcupdeluxe, binutils (and libs) are created/hosted to be 
> able to cross-compile from various systems.
> E.g. for Windows:
> https://github.com/LongDirtyAnimAlf/fpcupdeluxe/releases/tag/wincrossbins_v1.1
> https://github.com/LongDirtyAnimAlf/fpcupdeluxe/releases/tag/wincrossbins_v1.0
> And also various bootstrappers:
> https://github.com/LongDirtyAnimAlf/fpcupdeluxe/releases/tag/bootstrappers_v1.0
> Among other things, especially the binary utilities might be of interest 
> for FPC.
> Question.
> Would it be an idea to host (part of these) fpcup[deluxe] utilities on 
> the FPC ftp server for general use ?
> These utilities could be used by many, with or without fpcupdeluxe.
> At this moment, info about cross-compiling is very scattered, as are the 
> tools needed.

Problem with this is: as most of the utils is GPL, one has to track the 
sources and keep them available as well. I go this for my windows 
binutils collection. But for a lot of utils this is a difficult task.

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