[Tinyos-help] Development Platform Question

Parkurm parkurm at gmail.com
Tue Feb 24 18:58:34 PST 2009


On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM, <w.david.li at gmail.com> wrote:

> Thank you all for the responses.
>
> It looks like going for Linux (either virtual or real) is the best option
> for development. Hardware doesn't matter as none of the platform provides
> SDR capability anyway.
>
> Another question about tools/source install for TinyOS 2.1: Is there any
> one stop shop that ALL necessary packages can be downloaded and installed at
> once? Or do I have to go through the 5 or 6 steps to do all these manually?
> From what I have read, the one stop option (Linux Live CD) doesn't currently
> work. So the next option is a two-step approach using apt-get. But the "sudo
> apt-get install tinyos" failed in my case because it complained about lots
> of missing dependencies. So my conclusion is you have to do this manually.
> Did I miss something?

Doesn't apt-get install all the missing dependencies automatically?


>
>
> Thanks.
>
> David
>
>
> On Feb 24, 2009 8:30am, Janos Sallai <sallai.janos at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > 1. Which software platform is better for development in terms of ease
> >
> > > of use? I have seen Windows and Linux. For Linux is it Ubuntu or
> >
> > > Fedora?
> >
> > I suggest that you use a virtual machine image that runs under VMWare
> >
> > Player. Then it does not matter what host operating system you use.
> >
> > This is the easiest way to get started with TinyOS.
> >
> >
> >
> > > 2. Which hardware platform is better to use,  Mica based or Telos
> >
> > > based? Consider the factor that I might have to customize the radio
> >
> > > waveform (software defined radio), and other high level power control
> >
> > > stuff in the future.
> >
> > Both micaz and telos use the CC2420 802.15.4 compliant transceiver
> >
> > (DSSS/O-QPSK), so you will not be able to experiment with the
> >
> > waveform.
> >
> >
> >
> > Janos
> >
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