Chapter 4

The Host Development Environment

When you say “I wrote a program that crashed Windows,” people just stare at you blankly and say “Hey, I got those with the system, for free.”

Linus Torvalds

In this chapter, we’ll configure our host workstation environment in preparation for configuring the target board in Chapter 5. The steps involved include:

• Installing some software from the Mini2440 DVD

• Configuring the workstation

• Configuring networking on the workstation

We’ve got a lot to do in this chapter. But before we dive into that, let’s take a look at the cross-development environment in general.

Cross-Development Tools—The GNU Tool Chain

Not only is the target computer limited in resources, it may be a totally different processor ...

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