User:Callahanp/Flightgear and Simgear Code/Tools for a Flightgear Developer
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These are what I'm using as a bare minimum. I'll assume since you are here, you know how to obtain, install and at least start these tools. Feel free to substitute your favorites:
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Keeping Flighgear materials out of $HOME:
I keep some things under $HOME on a separate disk. This prevents me from running out of disk space simply because I took on a large build project
Flightgear is one example.
cd ~/ ln -s /work/fg fg
Here's my directory structure for building with download_and_compile.sh
- A separate disk to make it easy to reinstall linux. $HOME is the same as /home/$USER
- Scripts I need to build and flightgear such as download_and_compile.sh, and /run/debug script
- This is actually a symlink to a folder on a separate disk from /home.
- I do this so I can build the software I want without continually expanding my home disk's size.
- The fg directory contains a folder for each different build of Flightgear.
- next for running next
- nextrti for running next with OpenRTI
- nextd for debugging next
- stabled for debugging stable
- Each of these directories contains git clones for flightgear, simgear and other projects like OSG and OpenRTI as needed.
Rather than use excessive bandwidth, when I need a fresh copy, I just run download_and_compile.sh in a folder that already has a copy of the sources. Then I copy the folder over to the one I want to refresh and remove the build folder within the new one. Then run the script again to produce the executable version I want. As currently structured, download_and_compile.sh requires a separate set of sources for each different version built.
Here's the atom/run/debug script I use for debugging cd $HOME/fg/
#!/bin/bash # ~/fg/debug
$cmd = "$HOME/fg/nextd/install/flightgear/bin/fgfs \ --fg-root=$HOME/fg/nextd/install/flightgear/bin/../fgdata/ \ --log-level=2 \ --fg-scenery=$HOME/fg/nextd/install/flightgear/bin/../fgdata/Scenery \ --fg-aircraft=$HOME/fg/nextd/install/flightgear/bin/../fgdata/Aircraft \ --fg-aircraft=$HOME/.fgfs/Aircraft/org.flightgear.fgaddon/Aircraft \ --httpd=5401 --telnet=5400 --airport=KSFO"
When the source window appears, press the "r" key to start debugging.
To just look at code:
cd ~/fg atom next/flightgear/src next/simgear/simgear next/install/flightgear/fgdata
We are now ready for: Flightgear_and_Simgear_Code: From_Command_Line_to_Holding_Short