August 4th, 2010

TI Chronos status

My firmware is at sourceforge (project mychronos), newest versions are in git. It compiles/runs on both emulator and hardware. Emulator is an extremely tricky hack, but does the job and is usable for UI development. It needs root permissions. (Is there even emulator for Windows?)

If you have newer version of watch/AP with working RFBSL, it is easy to do development fully on Linux:

You'll need:

* Chronos CC (to flash txt files to watch)

* mspgcc - I used debootstrap to generate unstable chroot, then unpacked binaries from http://losinggeneration.homelinux.org/wp-upload/msp430/ . I had to use apt-get to install one more library, but that was easy.

(Improvements to this "HOWTO" welcome :-).