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Embedded Software Development with eCos™ by Anthony J. Massa

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12.1. The eCos Build Process

The main goal of the eCos build process is the generation of an eCos library. This library is called libtarget.a. Other target files are also generated, such as a linker script file and, in some cases, additional libraries may be generated.

The RedBoot build process is slightly different from that for eCos because a binary file is generated at the end of a RedBoot build, which is then installed on the target hardware.

The eCos library build process uses makefiles and the GNU make utility to assist in generating the eCos library. The eCos build process involves three separate trees: source, build, and install. The source tree is the source code repository, which is located under the packages directory.

The build tree ...

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