nah, I am bored, I'm not going to stop there
ATI has a fairly large Linux team devoted to their Xilleon set-top box product. I don't know any numbers, but it is probably more than a few programmers. Mind you this has nothing to do with radeon driver development, and I doubt any of those people have ever touched the radeon code base.
About the Linux developers not have access to the windows source, I really doubt that. Especially if you take this post into consideration: http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-help/2004-05/msg00237.html.
Whether they use the windows code or not is a different story...
and from the quoted URL...
Originally Posted by Matthew Tippett...ATI's head of Linux driver development
I am looking at having a gcc-3.3.3 that runs under windows and generates linux binaries.
Does anyone one know of any references for building a gcc.exe that generates binaries for Linux under Windows?
and for those too lazy to find out what cygwin is...it's a linux environment for Windows...
taken from the cygwin homepage
# Cygwin is not a way to run native linux apps on Windows. You have to rebuild your application from source if you want to get it running on Windows.
# Cygwin is not a way to magically make native Windows apps aware of UNIX ® functionality, like signals, ptys, etc. Again, you need to build your apps from source if you want to take advantage of Cygwin functionality.
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