embedded system development ...

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by jfa, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. jfa macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dear all, :)

    This might not be the right place to ask the question. Sorry...

    I have seen many programmers/software engineers using Mac for their software development. And I was always wondering what do the Macer usually do, if they need to develop software for Linux embedded system/device?

    Do they just set up the Linux environment with VMware, etc.? Or, use bootcamp to dual-boot with Linux? Or, anything else ...?

    Thank you,
  2. firewood macrumors 604

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    VMWare (or Parallels or VirtualBox). But a few embedded systems have available Mac hosted development tools (Arduino for instance). Eclipse/Java development software may run as is on a Mac. And some of the tools for these systems for which full source code is available (gcc versions, etc.) will just configure and make with zero or just a bit of tweaking for file locations and such.
  3. jfa thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 28, 2011

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