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Re: Thoughts about bringing back old bulk build system
On Sat, Aug 08, 2015 at 06:34:10PM +0000, Taylor R Campbell wrote:
> There's also the scheme I proposed a while back: using a cross-chroot
> where most of the bins are native and the compiler is a
> cross-compiler, coupled with kernel support for transparently invoking
> an emulator to run target binaries. Then the build would mostly be
> fast, but things like miniperl would run transparently.
> Something like this has been done in FreeBSD ports using qemu user
> emulation -- if I recall correctly, there was a talk at EuroBSDcon
> 2014 about it.
Neat. I wonder if they thought of it independently or stole the
idea... I first proposed it quite some time back.
(There isn't qemu user emulation for NetBSD yet, AFAICR.)
David A. Holland
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