Installing the C and C++ Compiler

Linux Users

Open the Terminal to use this program. The ARM cross compiler program can be downloaded from this link or using the command:

wget -c

Create a directory that will contain the program:

mkdir CodeSourcery

Uncompress the compiler installation file using:

tar -jxvf ~/arm-2009q1-203-arm-none-linux-gnueabi-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.bz2 -C ~/CodeSourcery/

Add the compiler path using:

echo export PATH=~/CodeSourcery/arm-2009q1/bin/:$PATH >> ~/.bashrc && . ~/.bashrc

Windows Users

The instructions shown in this readme_1st.txt file show how to install and configure the CrossCompiler for Windows. Users that are familiar with the use of command instructions in a Windows terminal, only need to follow the first three instructions. For those not familiar with Windows path manipulation, I found this useful tutorial. You will also need to install telnet/ssh and scp clients. I have tested PuTTy, and PSCP. Place these executable files in a c:\tools directory and add this path to the PATH environment variable.

Users requiring an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), may install Bricxcc for compiling and downloading programs to the EV3 brick. At the moment, support for the EV3 brick is only available in the test versions. Keep in mind that the zip file contains only part of the software needed for EV3 programing. Follow the instructions in the readme_1st.txt file, at least up to step 21.

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