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dave9469
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Hi Brent,

I've search the forum for topics on this subject and found a few mentioned, I've taken one of your replies.

Would it be possible for you to complile the configurate (v3.3.0 & 3.2.1) so everybody with linux will be able to use their OS of choice?

cheers, Dave

brentp wrote: The software is written using a framework that can easily cross compile to LInux, OSX and windows. So in theory, it should be easy, although I haven't tried it yet. I'm set up to cross compile in Linux, but not Mac. I'll put it on my list. :)

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I've tried it using Wine under Ubuntu (actually Xubuntu) - the app runs, but I haven't tried connecting to my MJ yet.

I suspect that getting to the serial port will be the hard bit...

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The serial port is the hard bit- I've been researching how to debug the serial port under wine. you do have to put a symbolic link under .wine/dosdevices, but in my case that did not work.

I'm using a framework (wxWidgets) which promises easy cross compiling across different platforms - windows, Linux and Mac- I may give it a try.

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Post by dave9469 »

Hi Brent

Thanks for looking at this. I do think linux compiled code will be better than using WINE because of potential error/problems using an emulator.

If it helps, don't know if it will, is there any information you could use from megatunix http://megatunix.sourceforge.net/? This is the linux tuning software for the megasquirt. It's written in C so I don't know if it will help. There is full annotated source code on the site.

Dave

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Hi,

I'm aware of Megatunix- there's nothing there that would be helpful.

As I was alluding before, the framework I'm using is supposed to 'cleanly' cross-compile straight to a native linux app- with hopefully no code changes- just changes to the makefile. Personally, I'm become more interested in this since I've been converting more of our computers over to Linux.
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