[OpenWrt-Devel] Add experimental Golang support (GCCGO)

openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com openwrt at daniel.thecshore.com
Wed Dec 9 04:39:17 EST 2015

GCC 5 now supports Go 1.4 which is modern enough to make building Go
programs practical for systems supported by OpenWrt.  (Actually
GCCGO which is the GCC-based golang compile which will build Go 1.4
projects but is a different stack than the standard golang environment
which does not (to my knowledge) support a number of OpenWrt's architectures
especially MIPS).  So GCCGO support actually brings Go cross-building
support to a number of platforms for which it was not previously available.

Go is not all that suitable for the smaller side of OpenWrt devices (e.g.
64MB RAM, 8 MB flash), but is potentially useful on more modern hardware,
and/or where OpenWrt is being used on bigger iron (like x86_64 NAS projects).
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