On Mon, May 9, 2011 at 7:14 PM, Alison Chaiken
> (..) Would TI be downstream of Linaro, or
> developing the Ubuntu port as a separate effort?
Currently TI is developing OMAP specific packages, with the help of
Canonical and Linaro.
I hate to ask, but
> do you have any time estimate when the libraries might be available?
I am not sure when the hardfp libraries will be released. We need to do
performances assessment first.
> (softfp ABI)
> Hmm. Do you mean that there will be a compile-time option to choose
> softfp versus hardfp for backward-compatibility reasons?
Yes. Ubuntu wants softfp ABI at the "interfaces" (--float-abi=softfp).
AFAIK, this was chosen so that Ubuntu could run on all armv7a (even with no
VFP and no NEON, which are optional). On OMAP we can use actual VFP/NEON
instructions inside the libraries as we know the hardware supports them,
we still need to honor the softfp ABI at the libraries "interface".