AG Development Environment for Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux
The following guide provides step by step instructions for setting up a development environment on Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux.
This guide will assumes that the system has a working installation of Linux installed. Instructions for installation and other AG documents can be found at http://www.accessgrid.org/documentation. Ensure the AG software is already installed, as this is the easiest way to have all the required dependencies available.
To ensure the development tools are installed, you may need to ensure the additional packages are installed. Within the Linux Menu, select System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software
If these packages are not selected, select them and hit apply. This should install the desired package.
The following instructions are for setting up a development environment for the Access Grid ToolKit. This includes the Venue Client, Venue Server, Unicast Bridge, Bridge Registry and other related software. What the toolkit doesn't include is the media tools, vic and rat. A separate section for setting up a development environment for these tools can be found below.
Within the home directory ($HOME) issue the command:
svn co https://svn.ci.uchicago.edu/svn/accessgrid/trunk AccessGrid
This will download all the current development files for the Access Grid ToolKit.
To ensure the development packages are used when testing the development packages, you have to add the following line to the .bashrc file:
To setup the checkout-out code to actually run, issue the following command:
python tools/bootstrap.py -a $HOME/AccessGrid/
Once all this has been completed, you should be able to launch the development AG software by issuing the example commands (from the $HOME/AccessGrid/ directory):
The following instructions are for setting up a development environment for the Access Grid Media Tools "vic" and "rat". Additional information on the media tools can be found at http://mediatools.cs.ucl.ac.uk/nets/mmedia/wiki/SvnDev.
You may need to install the following packages to build the "rat" and "vic" packages.
yum install tk-devel
yum install tcl-devel
yum install yasm
Within the home directory ($HOME) issue the following commands for the desired software package:
svn co https://mediatools.cs.ucl.ac.uk/repos/mmedia/rat/trunk rat
svn co https://mediatools.cs.ucl.ac.uk/repos/mmedia/vic/branches/mpeg4 vic
svn co https://mediatools.cs.ucl.ac.uk/repos/mmedia/common/trunk common
Note: it is most likely that [base install directory] is $HOME
Change into common directory, then issue the configure and make commands.
cd /[base install directory]/common
Note: The Common Library must be built before building RAT. To build RAT, Simply change into rat directory, then issue the configure and make commands.
cd /[base install directory]/rat
Note: The Common Library must be built before building VIC. The following instructions are required to build the newer versions of vic – which include updates to the x264 code.
To build vic with the blackmagic driver support, you will need to download and unzip the SDK package. This can be done by the following:
cp DeckLink_SDK_[version] /[base install directory]/viccd /[base install directory]/vicunzip DeckLink_SDK_[version]
and example of this might look like:cp DeckLink_SDK_9.0.zip $HOME/viccd $HOME/vic
Once the SDK has been unzipped, you will be able to configure and make "build" the vic executable.
cd /[base install directory]/vic
Additional information for Access Grid developers can be found at http://www.accessgrid.org/developer. Information such as developer mailing lists, reference documentation and developer tutorials can be found.
For those who have any development questions, or would like some advice, it is recommended to subscribe to the AG developer mailing list. Once subscribed, you can ask many AG developers questions in regards to Access Grid software itself, or in shared applications or node services.
Eclipse is a open source IDE application that is great for viewing and editing code. Information on eclipse can be found at http://www.eclipse.org/.
If you have any questions, feedback or additional hints and tips we would like to hear from you. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A special thanks should also go to:
Douglas Kosovic (UQ) for his huge efforts in supplying the Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux AG packages, extensive bug testing and editorial assistance.
|31st / August / 2010||Jason Bell||Created Document|
|14th / January / 2011||Jason Bell||Updated document to include Fedora 14|
|4th / January / 2012||Jason Bell||Updated document to include Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS and Scientific Linux|
|4th / January / 2012||Jason Bell||Added Media tools and additional information|
|5th / January / 2012||Jason Bell||Developement and updates to the "vic" section. Currently testing and further work is required.|
|23rd / January / 2012||Jason Bell||Update document to contain Black Magic build information|