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How to set up for Firmware Development (under Linux)

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The following should install Visual Studio Code, cc65 and fix the dialout issue on Debian 11 (Bullseye), and similar 64-bit Debian/Ubuntu distributions.


sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install build-essential git python3-venv python3-distutils wget apt-transport-https cc65
wget -qO- https://packages.microsoft.com/keys/microsoft.asc | gpg --dearmor > packages.microsoft.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 packages.microsoft.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb [arch=amd64,arm64,armhf signed-by=/etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/packages.microsoft.gpg] https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/code stable main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vscode.list'
rm -f packages.microsoft.gpg
sudo apt update
sudo apt install code

sudo usermod -aG dialout ${USER}

I cribbed adding the Visual Studio Code repositories from: https://code.visualstudio.com/docs/setup/linux - which also includes steps for other Linux distributions.


You still need to do the Platform IO setup inside Visual Studio Code (from about 7 minutes onwards in the video), but the above should automate a reasonable number of steps.


You'll need to logout and log back in again for the addition of the "dialout" group to your id to take effect.


N.B. I still have to build my FujiNet, so can't do any actual testing of FujiNet coding, but the above will install the tool-chain, as far as I can tell.

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