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Top 12 cross-compiler Open-Source Projects

  • dockcross

    Cross compiling toolchains in Docker images

    Project mention: Stable or unstable distros for cross-compiling? | | 2022-08-02

    Docker is great for self-contained build environments, no risk of them breaking each other. Eg.

  • mxe

    MXE (M cross environment)

    Project mention: Because cross-compiling binaries for Windows is easier than building natively | | 2022-06-18

    I used to use MXE [1] to compile fully static Windows binaries on Linux VMs hosted with Travis. It needed to crane in everything though, so it was a source of bottlenecks from time to time. I was also uncertain about the provenance of a lot of the dependencies in that toolchain. So when Travis died I took the opportunity to move Windows builds back to gnu with msys2, all over GH Actions. These are actually comparatively snappy and I’m reasonably satisfied with it.


  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • musl-cross-make

    Simple makefile-based build for musl cross compiler

    Project mention: Alpine Linux: Brilliant Linux Distro | | 2022-03-10

    I've done the same alpine trick for static binaries but may I introduce you to musl-cross-make?

    Just burned out static toolchains that make me static binaries for all architectures gcc supports. Much like but they suggest building your own and I do.

    I use these toolchains on debian (/ anywhere a non-ancient linux kernel runs) to make static binaries, you can too!

  • zipcpu

    A small, light weight, RISC CPU soft core

    Project mention: What make xilinx fpga runs soft core cpu faster than lattice | | 2022-03-27

    check out this usage chart for the ZipCPU's logic usage (also linked above). Each line in the chart beginning with Zip represents a different CPU configuration. If the FPGA speeds were the same (they aren't typically), then each configuration line should have the same CPU speed (not counting interconnect, RAM or peripherals). Two of the columns measure iCE40 4-LUTs and Xilinx 6-LUTs.

  • raspberry-pi-cross-compilers

    Latest GCC Cross Compiler & Native (ARM & ARM64) CI generated precompiled standalone toolchains for all Raspberry Pis. 🍇

    Project mention: alternative | | 2022-01-10

    Since you mentioned raspberry pi, I would like to point out there is a project that builds cross compilers for it.

  • shecc

    A self-hosting and educational C compiler

  • ataraxia

    Simple and lightweight source-based multi-platform Linux distribution with musl libc.

  • SonarLint

    Clean code begins in your IDE with SonarLint. Up your coding game and discover issues early. SonarLint is a free plugin that helps you find & fix bugs and security issues from the moment you start writing code. Install from your favorite IDE marketplace today.

  • opam-cross-android

    An OCaml cross-toolchain for Android and several useful libraries

    Project mention: are there any applications on Android for coding in caml light? | | 2022-02-27
  • nixcrpkgs

    Nice nix expressions for cross-compiling.

    Project mention: Any projects using Nix to cross compile to MinGW/Windows? | | 2022-08-01

    Found one:

  • homebrew-i386-elf-toolchain

    Homebrew formulas for buildling a valid GCC toolchain for the i386-elf target.

    Project mention: How to build XV6 on MacOS? | | 2021-12-10

    Install the i386-elf toolchain:

  • xcross

    "Zero Setup" cross-compilation for C/C++. Supports numerous architectures, build systems, C standard libraries, vcpkg, and Conan.


    Indirect threaded code version of CAMEL99 Forth for TI-99 computer

    Project mention: ncurses for FORTH? | | 2022-06-30
NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2022-08-02.

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What are some of the best open-source cross-compiler projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 dockcross 2,586
2 mxe 998
3 musl-cross-make 905
4 zipcpu 886
5 raspberry-pi-cross-compilers 438
6 shecc 394
7 ataraxia 276
8 opam-cross-android 104
9 nixcrpkgs 91
10 homebrew-i386-elf-toolchain 64
11 xcross 24
12 CAMEL99-ITC 15
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