To start using Miosix you need a patched version of the GCC compiler called Miosix Toolchain and git to download the kernel sources. Optionally you can also use an IDE to simplify code development, and an in-circuit debugger to speed up bug fixing.
This section will guide you through the installation of the minimum requirements to start using Miosix: installing the compiler, and downloading the kernel.
Miosix and git workflow
See Miosix and git workflow to understand how to manage the Miosix git repository.
The default IDE to develop for Miosix is Netbeans. However, it does not come with Miosix support out of the box, so you have to configure it first.
An in-circuit debugger allows to physically halt the CPU inside a microcontroller, single-step it and view all the variables at any given time. It is a powerful tool to debug software running on a microcontroller. Miosix uses GDB and openocd for in-circuit debugging.