The GNU toolchain is a broad collection of programming tools produced by the GNU Project. These tools form a toolchain (a suite of tools used in a serial manner) used for developing software applications and operating systems.

The GNU toolchain plays a vital role in development of Linux, some BSD systems, and software for embedded systems. Parts of the GNU toolchain are also directly used with or ported to other platforms such as Solaris, macOS, Microsoft Windows (via Cygwin and MinGW/MSYS), Sony PlayStation Portable (used by PSP modding scene)[1] and Sony PlayStation 3.[2]


Projects in the GNU toolchain are:

See also


  1. ^ Homebrew Playstation Portable GNU Toolchain, pspdev, retrieved 2021-01-03
  2. ^ "Sony Playstation Linux GNU Toolchain". Retrieved 2021-01-03.