Poky Anjuta plug-in

Poky provides an plug-in for developing using Anjuta IDE, follow the next steps form building the plug-in:

Checkout the latest version

svn co http://svn.o-hand.com/repos/anjuta-poky/trunk anjuta-plugin-sdk
cd anjuta-poky-plugin-sdk
sudo ./autogen.sh
sudo make
sudo make install

Listo, now the next step is to configure the plug-in to start development with Anjuta,

In Anjuta go to Edit->Preferences

Enable the plug-in:

Anjuta-Poky Enable

Configure the toolchain path:
/usr/local/poky/eabi-glibc/arm/

Anjuta-Poky preferences

At the moment we will leave the Target options as shown in further post I will deal with this.

Close the preferences dialog; Create a New Project
File->New->Project
Select an C GTK+ type.

Run Autogenerate…
Build->Run Autogenerate…

You will see messages like:

checking for arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-strip… arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-strip
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles… yes
checking for style of include used by make… GNU
checking for arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-gcc… arm-poky-linux-gnueabi-gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name… a.out
checking whether the C compiler works… yes
checking whether we are cross compiling… yes

If not then you are not setting correctly the toolchain root path or you misspell the toolchain prefix.

Now Build->Build Project

That would place a binary your src directory.

On my next post I will go through procedure of running the previous example on Quemu as target platform, while you can start designing and coding : )

More info at anjuta-poky-sdk-plugin

Target platform

Linux is highly supported on different architectures like ARM, MIPS, x86, m68k. When some refers to a target platform is combination of an architecture (CPU) and a board that holds that CPU. Selecting the right platform depends on the application requirements or your actual needs.

If you are in the case as me (learning purposes) you can choose any know handled device that supports Linux like N800 Nokia tablet PC, Ipod player or if you can’t afford any of this gadgets you can use Qemu for target virtualization.

My choice is Qemu targeting an ARM achitecture.