Mac OS C support

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Mac OS C support

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I really like the ARMmite Pro board but I'm on a Mac running OS X and don't want
to have to load Windows on my system. Does anyone know if you can run the
MakeItC libraries for this board on a Mac?



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Re: Mac OS C support

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> I really like the ARMmite Pro board but I'm on a Mac running OS X and don't
want to have to load Windows on my system. Does anyone know if you can run the
MakeItC libraries for this board on a Mac?

MakeItC and BASICtools are written in Tcl which is a cross platform language.

BUT on the Mac, Tcl does not yet support serial ports so it they won't run
natively. So for now people are using Parallels.

You should be able to develop in C on the Mac, the starting point would be the
Yahoo gnuarm group, that can probably point you at the tools for the Mac.

Since this post I found out how to get Tcl to work with serial ports on the Mac.
The bigger issue has someone ported ARM gcc to Mac (without all the Eclipse overhead)

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But OSX is Unix, BSD flavor to be exact, so it should work.
Even these guys said so almost 2 years ago.
http://coding.derkeiler.com/Archive/Tcl ... 00471.html

I would be VERY surprised that if it did not work.
Unless your Tcl is very old, please tell me you aren't still on 7.5x??

Joe

--- In ARMexpress@yahoogroups.com, "basicnode" wrote:
>
> > I really like the ARMmite Pro board but I'm on a Mac running OS X and don't
want to have to load Windows on my system. Does anyone know if you can run the
MakeItC libraries for this board on a Mac?
>
> MakeItC and BASICtools are written in Tcl which is a cross platform language.
>
> BUT on the Mac, Tcl does not yet support serial ports so it they won't run
natively. So for now people are using Parallels.
>
> You should be able to develop in C on the Mac, the starting point would be the
Yahoo gnuarm group, that can probably point you at the tools for the Mac.

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Re: Mac OS C support

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What about running windows or linux in the Virtual Tool under OSX?
Sorry I have seen it, but don't recall the name of the app.


--- In ARMexpress@yahoogroups.com, "edelen.glenn" wrote:
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> I really like the ARMmite Pro board but I'm on a Mac running OS X and don't
want to have to load Windows on my system. Does anyone know if you can run the
MakeItC libraries for this board on a Mac?
>

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I could install Windows on my system and boot to it or run Parallels but that is
what I was trying to avoid. From what I've heard so far and from my poking
around on other sites there does not seem to be a good shareware program for ARM
7 development on the OS X. Not a big surprise. I think I'll back off the ARMmite
for now and instead just go with an Adrino Pro board instead. The Wiring
programmer run on Mac with no problems.

Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Mac OS C support

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We have a native version running as an Application on Mac OS X

follow the link - http://www.coridiumcorp.com/forum/viewt ... f=9&t=1002

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