Balloon Software

Supported OSes

Currently most users of Balloon are using it with GNU/Linux. A couple are using it 'bare metal' with just bootldr providing 'setup and OS services'. We would welcome ports to other OSes (such as eCos, vXworks, WinCE), but right now you get Linux or Linux.

Source code

The sources are all stored in a central subversion repository.

You can browse this online using viewcvs, or get direct svn read-only access at svn://balloonboard.org/,
e.g. svn checkout svn://balloonboard.org/balloon/trunk/ to check out the mainline code.

If you have a developer account then read write access is available over ssh at svn+ssh://balloonboard.org/home/balloon/svn/.

Binaries

Binaries for the various boards and releases are available by http or using rsync from balloonboard.org::balloon

The current Balloon3 debian-based stable release is available here.
The easiest way to download just the binaries is by doing
rsync -av --compress balloonboard.org::balloon/balloon3/distro/test-v0.3/binaries .

There is also a development release available, which is close to stable release (Dec 2008).

BalloonSoftwareLoading is the place to start with info on how to fill you balloon with the latest code. And BalloonArmLinux has an overview of the distribution.

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Toolchains

Most developers are using the cross toolchains provided by Emdebian. Some tarballs suitable for developers on non-debian machines will appear on this page shortly.