How do I know what version of Arduplane I have installed currently? Can I rebuild when stable releases are announced? Is there more risk associated with this versus using a Pixhawk 1/2 as it may not have been tested on a Navio2.
Yeah, we switched to making releases from upstream. So, you can grab the code from the upstream as well.
ArduPlane sends version upon GCS connection. You can see it as a message once connected.
We test all stable releases on Navio, so you should be fine.
Well, you’re right that compiling it on Raspberry Pi might longer. But as a matter of fact for this time only, I would maybe try starting out on a Raspberry Pi. The build will take ~40min. You can calculate yourself, what’s easier for you: setup a Linux or cross-compile stuff. You can also use a Virtual Machine with a Linux
It’s easier to do cross-compiling stuff for Linux on Linux than on Windows. It can be done on Mac OS X but needs some hacking.
Thanks for the reply. At this point I have Ubuntu running on an older MacBook quite well (sadly it removed my rEFind boot setting on installation so I have to fix that). I like 3 minutes versus to 40.
I think with a lot of these questions you run into people that have not used Linux terminal environment much – it is incomprehensible unless you take the time to learn the syntax so I am doing basically Linux for Dummies now.
I have managed to do one cross compile successfully but I keep getting stuck at “waf configure --board=navio2”
It stops at checking for program ‘arm-linux-gnueabihf-ar’ and says ‘not found’.
Is this a problem with my 64 bit PATH setting? I have defined that for the terminal session as per instructions. I still am not sure why it worked once!
Anyhow if you can tell me if this a related to PATH then I will be pointed in the right direction.
Yes. Sorry about the late reply. Been on the road. I got my Oled working with Arduplane. And multiple wifi networks. Pretty much got everything working well on the bench quite quickly. My next project is to get the latest build of EZ Wifi Broadcast and an OSD working. I believe there is no technical reason why it will not work but it may take some effort to get a build that works.