Commit c875b88f authored by Jacob Salzberg's avatar Jacob Salzberg
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Replaced the section named 'Compiling Your Program' with an up-to-date example

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# Compiling your program
Consider this "hello world" program:
Thanks to redox' cookbook, building programs is a snap. In this example, we will be building the helloworld program that `cargo new` automatically generates.
## Step One: Setting up your program
fn main() {
println!("Hello World!");
To begin, go to your projects directory, here assumed to be `~/Projects/`. Open the terminal, and run `cargo new helloworld --bin`. For reasons that will become clear later,
you must make your program compile from a git repository, so run `cd helloworld;git init` to make helloworld a git repo, and `git status` to see which files you need to add to the repo. You should see something like this
To compile this program, you are going to need to edit some of your redox source files in such a way that your local redox repository will not be fit for updates via git or pull requests. It is recommended that you do __not__ add the changes to the git history.
On branch master
Step one: Go to redox/programs, and run `cargo new helloworld --bin`. It should create a directory redox/programs/helloworld with a redox/programs/helloworld/Cargo.toml like this:
Initial commit
name = "helloworld"
version = "0.1.0"
authors = ["Your Name <>"]
Untracked files:
(use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)
You want to compile a binary, so edit it so that it looks like this:
name = "helloworld"
version = "0.1.0"
authors = ["Your Name <>"]
Add all the files by running `git add .gitignore Cargo.toml src/` and commit by running `git commit -m "Added files to helloworld."`.
There is only one more thing that must be done to set up your program. Go to the `Cargo.toml` of your project and add
name = "helloworld"
path = "src/"
to the bottom. Now the program is sufficiently set up, and it is ready to be added to your redox build.
Step two: Note that binaries compiled from redox/programs have entries in the redox/Cargo.toml like this:
## Step Two: Adding your program to your redox build
To be able to access your program from redox, it must be added to both the build process and the filesystem. Adding your program to the filesystem is easy: go to your `redox/filesystem.toml` file, and look under the `[packages]` table. It should look like this:
#acid = {}
#binutils = {}
contain = {}
coreutils = {}
#dash = {}
extrautils = {}
#games = {}
#gcc = {}
#gnu-binutils = {}
#gnu-make = {}
installer = {}
ion = {}
#lua = {}
netstack = {}
netutils = {}
#newlib = {}
orbdata = {}
orbital = {}
orbterm = {}
orbutils = {}
#pixelcannon = {}
pkgutils = {}
ptyd = {}
randd = {}
redoxfs = {}
#rust = {}
smith = {}
#sodium = {}
userutils = {}
Add a line below it that points to the helloworld program:
Under `userutils = {}` add a line for your own program:
userutils = {}
helloworld = {}
Step three: Open redox/mk/userspace/ Notice how the target directories for the binaries are listed after `userspace: \`, and that every line in that block has a `\` after it exept for the last one. Add a `\` to the last line of the block, and add
Now when building the filesystem, redox will look for a `helloworld` binary.
With the file system in order, you can now add your program to the build process by adding a recipie. Spoilers: this is the easy part.
Under `redox/cookbook/recipes/`, make a new directory called helloworld. In helloworld, create a file called ``.
Remember the git repository `~/Projects/helloworld/`? Its about to be relevant. In the file ``, write
in a line inserted below.
With that, helloworld will now be built with and accessible from redox.
Step four: Run `make` then `make qemu.` Do not run `make all`: it seems that the binary is not compiled to the correct location if `make all` is run.
## Step Three: Running your program
Step five: Log in to redox, open the terminal, and run `helloworld`. It should print: "Hello World!"
Go up to your `redox/` directory and run `make all`. Once it finishes running, run `make qemu`, log in to redox, open the terminal, and run `helloworld.` It should print
Hello, world!
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