D.1. Development Environment for Linux on POWER
Two compiler sets are available for Linux on POWER: the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and the IBM XL C/C++ compiler set. Here is a brief overview of each compiler set and their advantages:
The GNU binutils are a set of tools for building and working with binaries. The GNU binutils for Linux on POWER conform to the PowerOpen application binary interface (ABI) and the 64-bit PowerPC ELF ABI Supplement guidelines.
Java development for Linux on POWER is supported by the IBM Java Developer Kit for Linux. This developer kit is available in both 32- and 64-bit versions at no cost from IBM at www.ibm.com/developerworks/java/jdk.
D.1.4. 64-Bit Linux Distributions