Windows as a host for Linux development?

By Doug Schaefer

Here’s something I’m trying to decide as I work through the ultimate
development environment for a Linux based "OpenConsole" (and to be
clear, I’m talking about set top box class consoles, not mobile). As I
mentioned in previous blog entries, I’ve figured out how to extend qemu
to do OpenGL calls on the host and present a PCI interface to the guest
to make those calls. All I need is a Linux driver and user space
library to use that interface and present the OpenGL (or OpenGL ES)
interface to applications that can do games, or what have you.

I
figure Linux is a natural host development environment for the device
driver. You need to reuse the kernel build system to build it and from
what I understand, that build system doesn’t work on Windows, not even
with Cygwin. So that’s a lock, and I can use the Linux version of CDT
to build it.

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