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News ticker.
author Rob Landley <>
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+<h2>December 28, 2006</h2>
+<p><a href=>Changeset 68</a> builds
+a native build environment with a working toolchain.  And in celebration, I've
+revamped the website with an actual navigation bar and content and such.</p>
+<p>I should put out a release soon.</p>
+<h2>December 5, 2006</h2>
 <p><a href=>Changeset 27</a> builds
 a relocatable armv4l cross-compile toolchain!  Download the tarball,
 run ./, then run ./, then grab the "build/cross-compiler"
 directory and use "bin/armv4l-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc" out of that (which
 I admit is a bit of a mouthful, for which I blame the FSF).</p>
-<p>Here is a description of <a href=design.html>the design of Firmware
-Linux</a>.  That's the new (QEMU-based, capable of cross-compiling for non-x86)
-design I'm working on now.  The old (UML-based, x86 only) design is described
-<p>The current stuff is available from <a href=/hg/firmware>the mercurial
-repository</a>.  That's the new (QEMU-based, capable of cross-compiling for
-different hardware platforms) design I'm working on now, and where new
-development happens.  To use it, download the tarball and run "./".</p>
-<p>The old (UML-based, x86 only) design is still available from <a href=old>the
-old website</a>, which is hideously out of date but contains a working
-(ancient) version.</p>
-<p>Here's a quick <a href=build-process.html>overview of the Firmware Linux
-build process</a>.</p>
-<p>Here is a description of <a href=design.html>the design of Firmware
-<p>As always, read <a href=/notes.html>my development log</a> to see what I've
-been up to on this project. 
-<p>I've been working on this project on and off since 1999, it's what 
-got me into BusyBox and uClibc and compilers and so on.  Now it's where I put
-together everything else I'm doing (like toybox and tinygcc) to see what
-actually works and give it a good stress-test.  (Eating your own dogfood,
-and all that.)</p>
-<p>When the Firmware Linux project started, busybox applets like sed and sort
-weren't powerful enough to handle the "./configure; make; make install" of
-packages like binutils or gcc.  Busybox was usable in an embedded router or
-rescue floppy, but trying to get real work done with it revealed numerous
-bugs and limitations.</p>
-<p>So I spent about 3 years improving Busybox (and pestering other people into
-improving their bits), and along the way accidentally become the BusyBox
-maintainer (at least until the project's crazy-uncle founder showed up and
-<a href=>drove me away again</a>).  The result
-is that in Firmware Linux, Busybox now functions as an effective replacement
-for bzip2, coreutils, diffutils, e2fsprogs, file, findutils, gawk, grep,
-inetutils, less, modutils, net-tools, patch, procps, sed, shadow, sysklogd,
-sysvinit, tar, util-linux, and vim.  I was in the process of writing a new
-shell to replace bash with when I left.</p>
-<p>Firmware Linux stalled while I was BusyBox maintainer (2005-2006) due to
-lack of time, and since that ended most of my spare programming time has gone
-into launching toybox.  But one of the main goals of toybox is to replace
-BusyBox in Firmware Linux, so as toybox matures it'll naturally lead to more
-of my time spent working on FWL.</p>
-<p>My server does not currently run on Firmware Linux.  Making it do so
-is a TODO item.  After that, I'd like to get it to the point where I can
-use it on my laptop. :)</p>
-<p>There's a <a href=>mailing list</a> for Firmware Linux development.</p>
-<p>My name is Rob Landley and my email address is
-My <a href=notes.html>development log</a> is probably the best way to keep
-track of what I'm working on.</p>
-<p>I need to reorganize this web page.</p>
+<h2>August 6, 2006</h2>
+<p>Mecurial repository created.  Nothing to see yet, move along...</p>
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