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by jachaney
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: GCC compiler for SAMD21
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: GCC compiler for SAMD21

Thank you for the help so far. I understand the Arduino package has an M0 component, but what I am looking for is a stand alone compiler that can be used with Code:Blocks for stand alone development.
Jack
by jachaney
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 32
Views: 3042

Re: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi

I too was a "basic text editor" VI coder. Waged battles of VI v. Emacs. Scripting v. compiled. Writing macros, and shortcuts, for common operations. Wrote my own make make. The thing is, if I can use a tool to make my life easier, and get me to the finish line quicker, I will use it. GIT is fashiona...
by jachaney
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 32
Views: 3042

Re: Running C/C++ on Raspberry Pi

If you are on a Raspberry Pi, It is best to use Code:Blocks for an IDE, and start with a simple console application for the "hello, world!" I can be installed easily using `sudo apt-get install codeblocks` Look up GTK+ documentation for making GUI based applications. I use the 2.0 version and downlo...
by jachaney
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Where can I begin learning C/C++?
Replies: 72
Views: 6057

Re: Where can I begin learning C/C++?

Herb Schildt! A Beginner's Guide to C++. Good examples, great structure, and wonderful coverage of overloading, and class structure. Use Code:Blocks for an IDE, and start with a simple console application for the "hello, world!" I can be installed easily using `sudo apt-get install codeblocks` Look ...
by jachaney
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: GCC compiler for SAMD21
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

GCC compiler for SAMD21

After searching on the web, I found the Ubuntu 18 solution for getting the GCC cross compiler for M0 type ARM processors. The prescribed solution was: sudo apt-get install arm-none-eabi-gcc sudo apt-get install gdb-arm-none-eabi The results were a big NOPE! I probably need to add a link for the upda...
by jachaney
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: Pi 4 | raspbain lite Buster | kodi
Replies: 10
Views: 2572

Re: Pi 4 | raspbain lite Buster | kodi

I installed buster on my new Pi 4 to use as my new workstation. When I installed Eclipse, I ran into a familliar problem. The 3.8 version of Eclipse that downloads with apt, crashes with the newer version of Java. I am blaming Oracle for this, because they have been adjusting things that should have...
by jachaney
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: Got too many raspberries?
Replies: 25
Views: 2060

Re: Got too many raspberries?

Amusing question :D. My solution is handouts. If i hear of a young person taking an intrest and the parents are short of funds, I offer a setup, on a lending library type plan, and i only ask for any peripherals to be returned (monitors and keyboards).
by jachaney
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Java
Topic: Compiling Eclipse on Pi (Pi4?)
Replies: 11
Views: 5277

Re: Compiling Eclipse on Pi (Pi4?)

I actually have been running Eclipse on my 3B+. Some features run a little slow but for the most part it works just great. The problem I had was switching to Raspbian v3.1.1(new Buster). The new Java causes the load version of Eclipse to crash at startup. Not happy with the twiddling Oracle has been...
by jachaney
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Problem with Eclipse
Replies: 0
Views: 115

Problem with Eclipse

Got my new Pi4, installed the new 3.1.1 and bumped into a familliar problem. The updated (Oracle) Java, breaks the older version of Eclipse. The installed version of Eclipse needs to be updated on the site to the newer version.
Side note, not happy with Oracle running Java.
by jachaney
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Getting Qt5 with Serialport on Raspberry Pi 2
Replies: 7
Views: 12498

Re: Getting Qt5 with Serialport on Raspberry Pi 2

Going to give this a try as soon as I get back home. I have been looking for this solution for about three days. Seems, the Raspberry (Raspbian) installation should include this automatically, since it is designed for simple interface projects that would need it.
by jachaney
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Not just for kids
Replies: 3
Views: 2839

Not just for kids

Over the years, I have been providing computer support for my mother. We have used a few desktop units and have been through a few learning curves. My mom is now at a retirement facility and at 98 is still going strong and is sharp as a tack (I know I am very blessed about this). In the latest upgra...
by jachaney
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Terminal for Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Terminal for Pi

Hi, Sorry for not getting back sooner, but I am in a status of new job, and visiting relatives over summer. I have seen the Pi-Top and the CEED, but I was looking for something more of a terminal option that could be detached to run the Pi headless once set ups were completed. ...and yes, I know abo...
by jachaney
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Terminal for Pi
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Terminal for Pi

I was wondering if there was a project already under way to develop a flat terminal (just keyboard and display that folds flat) that can be attached either by USB or HDMI/DVI type connection. Thinking something in the 10-15" range with a standard keyboard. Mouse would run as wireless (possibly keybo...

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