[J-core] [PATCH 0/4] Compile on Mac and use Normal Toolchain

Christopher Friedt chrisfriedt at gmail.com
Wed May 11 11:20:07 EDT 2016

On Wed, May 11, 2016 at 11:16 AM, Christopher Friedt
<chrisfriedt at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 11, 2016 11:03 AM, "Geoff Salmon" <gsalmon at se-instruments.com> wrote:
>> About the OS X related patches, are you able to build the bitstream on OS
>> X? I didn't think Xilinx released OS X tools, and I can't find any now that
>> I look again. In future we might be able to use other synthesis tools that
>> do run on OS X, but I'd love to hear if you have a way to do it now.
> That would be lovely... but ... Xilinx does not release Mac binaries for
> ISE.
> One possible work around would be do install Xilinx tools on Linux, then
> rsync them over to Mac, and then use qemu-linux-user to simply run the
> command-line tools. I'm sure it will not be easy, but it could work, in
> theory.

Another possibility is to use wine to run Xilinx tools. Traditionally,
that's how people ran ISE on non-windows platforms until Xilinx
started shipping Linux binaries.

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