Author: David

Using Pbuilder for making Debian and/or Ubuntu Packages

Today’s post is for setting up an environment so that you can build Ubuntu or Debian packages in a “clean-room” environment with the help of pbuilder. We utilize this method to make clean packages for the LibreEMS suite (including Megatunix)

We’ve moved to a new host (again)

As of Feb 4th, 2016 we’re now on our new hosting arrangement,  so please excuse the dust and debris as we clean up from the move.  Our previous web-hosting arrangement was less than ideal, with zero customer service satisfaction, numerous

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Windows toolchains updated Jan 22nd 2016

A longstanding pair of minor bugs has existed in the Windows ToolChain since I put it together, and after MANY recompiles and even more tests, googling, hair pulling, late nights, IRC chats and so on, the fix was found and

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Ardu-stim Patterns

Ardu-Stim has the following patterns as of July 13th 2015: 4 cylinder distributor 6 cylinder distributor 8 cylinder distributor 60-2 Crank ONLY pattern 60-2 crank with cam 36-1 crank only 4-1 crank with cam 8-1 crank ONLY (Yamaha R6) 12-1

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Linux ToolChain updated June 23rd 2015

Toolchain notes: In order to keep in line with the windows port of the mc9s12x toolchain the Linux editions were updated to binutils 2.25.  Code compilation is not affected in any way (s19’s match).  Also, we refreshed the APT repository with packages built

Cross Compilation of the Windows Toolchain

In re-examining the Windows port of the mc9s12x tool-chain our toolchain packagers (David) discovered differences in the output (s19’s didn’t match, other discrepencies, code appeared to work, but was slower, different arguments to the assembler from GCC).  It turns out the

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LibreEMS websites moved to a new host

We moved the LibreEMS websites (apt, builds. blogs, forums, redmine, www) to a new web-host on the evening of March 11th, 2015 on somewhat short notice, as our previous hosting arrangement came to a close. Here’s what’s changed: We don’t

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Arduino based crank/cam wheel simulator: ardu-stim

UPDATE 07/14/2015:  Precompiled binaries of the Ardu-Stim arduino code are available at: UPDATE 03/26/2015:  The git repository has changed as per this link to  Apologies for the confusion! UPDATE 9/19/2014: ardustim now has analog pot control for when you don’t want

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Don’t believe everything you’ve heard or read…

Seriously,  even from us, everyone embellishes, some outright lie.  Take whatever you hear or read from anyone (especially on the internet) with a grain of salt,  keep the following in mind as you read: Do they have an agenda? If

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Why did we prefix our toolchain with mc9s12x-?

Prior to LibreEMS coming to be, there were several tool-chains out there for the m68hc1x platforms with various capabilities and bugs.   Rather than ADD to that confusion by releasing a toolchain with more capabilities but using the same exec-prefix,

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