Compile PIC and ARM firmware on a cheap server @dangerousproto
The Bus Pirate project currently has four firmware builds (v3/v4/v5/vNG1) under two toolchains (PIC C/ARM C). To make this more manageable, we use a cheap VPS to check for new code in our git repo and compile the firmware automatically. Fresh compiles are available for everyone immediately, without any intervention from developers or friendly forum members.
We wanted extremely tight integration with BusPirate.com so we rolled our own script instead of using a tool like Jenkins. This post covers:
Installing MPLABX and PIC XC16 compiler for automated builds
Installing ARM GCC and libopencm3 for automated builds
A simple build service to periodically update repos and compile firmware
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