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15 July 2010, 17:12

T2 System Development Environment 8.0 arrives

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T2 SDE Logo After several years of development, German T2 creator Rene Rebe has announced the release of version 8.0 of his cross compiling Linux distribution System Development Environment (SDE), T2 SDE. According to Rebe, the latest release includes more than 10,000 Subversion revisions, hundreds of new packages, performance improvements and several new features.

T2 SDE 8.0, code-named "Phoenix", features version 4.5.0 of the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC), the 2.11.2 release of the GNU C Library (GlibC) and 7.5. In addition to updates to most existing packages, version 8.0 of T2 adds more than 200 new software packages, bringing the current total to more than 3,200. Basic (experimental) support for the Low Level Virtual Machine (LLVM) compiler and generating Win32 binaries via MinGW has also been added.

Sometimes called a "Meta Distribution" as it can be used to create custom distributions, T2 supports a wide variety of hardware, including embedded systems running, for example, ARM or SuperH CPUs, to a number of modern workstation and server processors, including X86-84, SPARC64 and PowerPC64. T2 can be used to build anything from a minimal Linux using dietlibc or μClibC to complete desktop systems with X11 and KDE or GNOME.

More details about the release can be found in the change log. T2 SDE 8.0 is available to download as a pre-built binary CD from one of the project's mirrors and documentation is provided.


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