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dev:clone_from_github [2015/06/02 13:25]
hyunwooj Added "Update lists of packages" section.
dev:clone_from_github [2017/07/15 07:32] (current)
ackley [Install SDL]
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 ====== Cloning From Github ====== ====== Cloning From Github ======
  
-To make your own [[Components:​Element]]s, ​you will need to download and build the MFM software from source. It is kept on a git repo at Github.+**NOTE**: You can compile and run your own [[Components:​Element]]s ​just using the pre-built packagesas shown [[dev:​install_ulam|here]]; ​the instructions ​on this page are **not needed** for that  ​
  
-Cloning the repo from Github seems relatively ​straight forward, but there are some dependencies that need to be installed in order to get the source to build. Here is a full tutorial ​describing how to build the MFM software ​from the source.+However, if you wish to participate in the development of MFM or ULAM, you will need to download and build the software from its source codes, which are kept in two repositories at Github. 
 + 
 +Cloning the repos from Github seems relatively ​straightforward, but there are some dependencies that need to be installed in order to get the source to build. ​ Here are steps describing how to build MFM and ULAM from their sources. 
 + 
 +**WARNING**:​ As of Summer 2017, both the MFM and ULAM repos are under heavy development Your Mileage May Vary!
  
 ** Note: ** This tutorial is performed on Ubuntu 14.04 . Your installation procedure may vary. ** Note: ** This tutorial is performed on Ubuntu 14.04 . Your installation procedure may vary.
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-===== Install git =====+===== Install ​needed packages ===== 
 +These packages are described in more detail in the immediately following subsections,​ but here they are all in one command for convenience:​ 
 + 
 +<​code>​ 
 +sudo apt-get install ​git g++ libsdl1.2-dev libsdl-image1.2-dev libsdl-ttf2.0-dev libcrypt-openssl-bignum-perl libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl libcapture-tiny-perl 
 +</​code>​ 
 + 
 +==== Install git ====
  
 You will need to install **git**. This can be done with a package manager, such as **apt-get**:​ You will need to install **git**. This can be done with a package manager, such as **apt-get**:​
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-===== Install g++ =====+==== Install g++ ====
  
 You will need **g++**, a c++ compiler, in order to build the software. Simply use your package manager to download it: You will need **g++**, a c++ compiler, in order to build the software. Simply use your package manager to download it:
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-===== Clone the Repository =====+==== Install SDL ====
  
-Next, you will need to clone the codebase ​to your computerTo do thisbrowse to the folder which you would like to contain ​the repo and clone:+The MFM software uses SDL to render ​to a window, play audio, and render fonts. 
 + 
 +The MFM software needs SDL version 1.2 . **Do not install SDL 2.0!** 
 + 
 +''​libsdl1.2-dev''​ is the package for the main SDL system. 
 + 
 +''​libsdl-image1.2-dev''​ is the package for translating image types other than bitmaps. 
 + 
 +''​libsdl-ttf2.0-dev''​ is the package for rendering TrueType fonts. Note thatdespite ​the name, this is an SDL 1.2 package. 
 + 
 +Install ​the packages:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-git clone https://​github.com/​DaveAckley/​MFM+sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev 
 +sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev 
 +sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-dev
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-===== Install ​SDL =====+==== Install ​crypto support and misc packages ​====
  
-The MFM software uses SDL to render ​to a window, play audio, ​and render fonts.+The top level of the **ULAM** compiler is written in Perl.  Among its tasks is to generate '​mfz'​ files signed by '​handle'​ that you create; a few packages are required to support signing ​and signature checking.
  
-The MFM software needs SDL version 1.2 . **Do not install ​SDL 2.0!**+<​code>​ 
 +sudo apt-get ​install ​libcrypt-openssl-bignum-perl 
 +sudo apt-get install libcrypt-openssl-rsa-perl 
 +sudo apt-get install libcapture-tiny-perl 
 +</​code>​
  
-libsdl1.2-dev is the package for the main SDL system. 
  
-libsdl-image1.2-dev is the package for translating image types other than bitmaps.+===== Clone the Repositories =====
  
-libsdl-mixer1.2-dev is the package for playing audio.+Next, you will need to clone the codebase to your computerTo do this, browse to the folder which you would like to contain the repos and clone:
  
-libsdl-ttf2.0-dev is the package for rendering TTF fonts. This is an SDL 1.2 package.+<​code>​ 
 +git clone https://​github.com/​DaveAckley/​MFM 
 +git clone https://​github.com/​DaveAckley/​ULAM 
 +</​code>​
  
-You will need to install ​the following packages with your package manager:+Note this will create MFM/ and ULAM/ directories as siblings in whatever directory you started in -- and that's desirable because ​the two repositories will be able to find each other without any additional local configuration.
  
 +===== Build the software =====
 +
 +Now that you have installed all of the dependencies that you need, you can build the MFM software:
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-sudo apt-get install libsdl1.2-dev +$ cd MFM 
-sudo apt-get install libsdl-image1.2-dev +MFM$ make
-sudo apt-get install libsdl-mixer1.2-dev +
-sudo apt-get install libsdl-ttf2.0-dev+
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-===== Build MFMv2 =====+This should build the MFM software as long as the repo does not contain any errors. ​ Depending on your machine, the build may take quite a while.
  
-Now that you have installed all of the dependencies that you need, you can build the MFM software. Simply navigate to the main folder and type:+After that succeeds, you can build the ULAM compiler:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-make+MFM$ cd ../ULAM 
 +ULAM$ make
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-This should build the software as long as the repo does not contain any errorsTo run the software, the executable is located in the **bin** folder. Type:+This may //also// take quite a while. 
 + 
 +Once the ULAM compiler is builtyou need to use it to build "ulam exports"​ -- various libraries and demos that are part of the system:
  
 <​code>​ <​code>​
-bin/mfms+ULAM$ make ulamexports
 </​code>​ </​code>​
  
-to run the simulator.+Note that the results of making ulamexports (in the ULAM/ repo) places its output in the MFM/ repo!  Trying ​to run the MFM simulator ​without getting through '​ulamexports'​ successfully is unlikely to work! 
  
 +Note also that ''​make ulamexports''​ might take a //very// long time.
 +
 +===== Run the software =====
 +
 +To run the software, the executable is located in the **MFM/bin** folder. Type:
 +
 +<​code>​
 +MFM$ ./bin/mfms
 +</​code>​
 +
 +to run the simulator.
  
  
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