|Description||The Gentoo Catalyst Project develops and supports the Catalyst release building tool. Catalyst has been designed to be easy to use, customize, and maintain. It is also used in other Gentoo projects, such as GNAP.|
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|Parent Project||Release Engineering|
The Catalyst project develops and supports the Catalyst release building tool. Catalyst has been designed to be easy to use, customize, and maintain. It is also used in other Gentoo projects, such as GNAP.
The goal of the Catalyst project is to provide a single multi-faceted tool that can reliably build all aspects of a Gentoo Linux release: stage tarballs, GRP package sets, and install CDs. The Catalyst tool is intended to be used by those who wish to create their own customized versions of Gentoo Linux, or their own customized LiveCDs.
Specific development goals for Catalyst include:
- Providing high-quality builds of Gentoo Linux.
- Powerful yet easy to use, customize, extend, and maintain.
- Maintainable, top-notch source code.
This email list is for general discussion, help and for submitting patches to the code base for review before inclusion into any of it's primary branches.
Catalyst supports a number of architectures. An architecture is a general type of CPU platform.
It is important to note for each architecture, Catalyst supports a number of sub-architectures. A sub-architecture is a specific variant of the architecture. For example, pentium4 is a sub-architecture of the x86 architecture.
Notice that all architectures have a sub-architecture with the same name as the architecture. This sub-architecture is meant to represent a "generic" build that should work on all systems in that architecture. Each sub-architecture has an associated set of CFLAGS, CXXFLAGS, as well as a CHOST and set of USE variables that are enabled on that sub-architecture. The USE settings are intended to enable any CPU-specific options, such as
Catalyst currently also supports the ability to build x86 architecture stages on amd64 systems.
|alpha||alpha ev4 ev45 ev5 ev56 ev6 ev67 pca56|
|amd64||amd64 amdfam10 athlon64 athlon64-sse3 athlonfx barcelona core2 k8 k8-sse3 nocona opteron opteron-sse3|
|arm||arm armeb armv4l armv4tl armv5teb armv5tejl armv5tel armv5tl armv6j armv6z armv6zk armv7a armv7a_hardfp|
|hppa||hppa hppa1.1 hppa2.0|
|mips||cobalt loongson2e loongson2f mips mips1 mips3 mips32 mips32el mips4 mips64 mips64el mipsel mipsel1 mipsel3 mipsel4|
|mips64||cobalt_n32 loongson2e_n32 loongson2f_n32 mips3_multilib mips3_n32 mips3_n64 mips4_multilib mips4_n32 mips4_n64 mips64_multilib mips64_n32 mips64_n64 mips64el_multilib mips64el_n32 mips64el_n64 mipsel3_multilib mipsel3_n32 mipsel3_n64 mipsel4_multilib mipsel4_n32 mipsel4_n64|
|ppc||g3 g4 g5 power power-ppc ppc|
|ppc64||970 cell power3 power4 power5 power6 power7 power8 power9 ppc64|
|sh||sh sh2 sh2a sh2aeb sh2eb sh3 sh3eb sh4 sh4a sh4aeb sh4eb sheb|
|x86||athlon athlon-4 athlon-mp athlon-tbird athlon-xp i386 i486 i586 i686 k6 k6-2 k6-3 pentium pentium-m pentium-mmx pentium2 pentium3 pentium3m pentium4 pentium4m pentiumpro prescott x86|
- Catalyst FAQ - Attempts to answer commonly asked questions related to Catalyst and its usage.