Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

#315 closed enhancement (fixed)

Port of GNU Binutils to HelenOS

Reported by: Jakub Jermář Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone: 0.5.0
Component: helenos/app/other Version:
Keywords: gsoc11 Cc:
Blocker for: Depends on:
See also: #311


Port essential programs from GNU Binutils to HelenOS.

The GNU Binutils are a collection of binary tools used for software development. Next to the C compiler, they represent an important part of the toolchain used to build HelenOS and its applications. This project is predominantly about porting the linker (ld) and the assembler (as) to HelenOS so that they run as HelenOS native applications and, when used together, can produce executable code.
What Gains and Benefits will this bring?
One of the strategic goals for HelenOS is becoming self-hosting. Having a native linker and assembler is a prerequisite for reaching this goal. Merely the combination of the linker and the assembler itself will be beneficial on its own because it will be possible to translate assembly files into executable binaries. The biggest benefit, though, will be in combination with the prospective C compiler as the three applications will form a complete toolchain for C development in HelenOS.
Required skills
A successful applicant will have good skills of programming in the C language and the ability to survive in a non-standard non-POSIX application environment. The applicant should also be familiar with the basic concepts behind compilers and the build toolchain.
Possible mentors
HelenOS Core Team, Jakub Jermar

Change History (3)

comment:1 by Jakub Jermář, 13 years ago

Summary: Port GNU Binutils to HelenOSPort of GNU Binutils to HelenOS

comment:2 by Jakub Jermář, 13 years ago

See also: #311

comment:3 by Jakub Jermář, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Merged in mainline,1211.

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