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2 files changed, 38 insertions, 7 deletions
diff --git a/user/start/depend.rst b/user/start/depend.rst
index f64e6ef..f0c373f 100644
--- a/user/start/depend.rst
+++ b/user/start/depend.rst
@@ -156,6 +156,8 @@ tools and the RTEMS kernel and if you use a suitable build system that is
native to Windows your application development should be similar to other
operating systems.
+Building is known to work on `Windows 7 64bit Professional` and `Windows 10`.
.. _windows-path-length:
Path Length
@@ -235,6 +237,11 @@ MSYS2 uses the ``pacman`` package manager. The Arch Linux project has detailed
documentation on how to use ``pacman``. What is shown here is a just few
examples of what you can do.
+.. sidebar:: **Pin MSYS2 Shell to Taskbar**
+ Pin the MSYS2 64bit Shell to the Taskbar so you always use it rather than
+ the 32bit Shell.
Open a 64bit MSYS shell from the Start Menu:
.. figure:: msys2-minw64-start-menu.png
diff --git a/user/start/windows.rst b/user/start/windows.rst
index 22fb3b1..2f78d5b 100644
--- a/user/start/windows.rst
+++ b/user/start/windows.rst
@@ -8,10 +8,17 @@ Microsoft Windows
.. index:: Microsoft Windows Installation
This section details how you create an RTEMS development environment on
-Windows. The installation documented here is on `Windows 7 64bit Professional`.
+Windows. The installation documented here is on `Windows 7 64bit
+Professional`. Building on `Windows 10` has been reported as working.
Please see :ref:`microsoft-windows` before continuing.
+.. note::
+ If the RSB reports ``error: no hosts defaults found; please add`` you have
+ probably opened an MSYS2 32bit Shell. Close all 32bit Shell windows and open
+ the MSYS2 64bit Shell.
@@ -31,8 +38,8 @@ The ``/c`` path is an internal MSYS2 mount point of the ``C:`` drive. The
command creates the RTEMS work space on the ``C:`` drive. If you wish to use
another drive please subsitute ``/c`` with your drive letter.
-We build and install all RTEMS packages under the `prefix` we just created. Change to that
-directory and get a copy of the RSB:
+We build and install all RTEMS packages under the `prefix` we just
+created. Change to that directory and get a copy of the RSB:
.. code-block:: shell
@@ -75,12 +82,17 @@ Check the RSB has a valid environment:
-To build a set of RTEMS tools for the Intel ``i386`` architecture:
+To build a set of RTEMS tools for the Intel ``i386`` architecture. The build
+runs a single job rather a job per CPU in your machine and will take a long
+time so please be patient. The RSB creates a log file containing all the build
+output and it will be changing size. The RSB command to build ``i386`` tools
.. code-block:: shell
- $ ../source-builder/sb-set-builder --prefix=/c/opt/rtems/4.11 --jobs=none 4.11/rtems-i386
+ $ ../source-builder/sb-set-builder --prefix=/c/opt/rtems/4.11 \
+ --jobs=none 4.11/rtems-i386
RTEMS Source Builder - Set Builder, 4.11 (01ac76f2f90f)
Build Set: 4.11/rtems-i386
Build Set: 4.11/rtems-autotools.bset
@@ -196,6 +208,8 @@ built. First we need to set the path to the tools:
.. code-block:: shell
+ /c
+ $ cd /c/opt/rtems
$ export PATH=/c/opt/rtems/4.11/bin:$PATH
@@ -233,7 +247,7 @@ The kernel code cloned from git needs to be `bootstrapped`. Bootstrapping
creates ``autoconf`` and ``automake`` generated files. To bootstrap we first
clean away any files, then generate the pre-install header file lists and
finally we generate the ``autoconf`` and ``automake`` files using the RSB's
-bootstrap tool.
+bootstrap tool. First we clean any generated files that exist:
.. code-block:: shell
@@ -242,6 +256,11 @@ bootstrap tool.
removing automake generated files
removing configure files
removing aclocal.m4 files
+Then we generate the pre-install header file automake make files:
+.. code-block:: shell
$ ./bootstrap -p
Generating ./c/src/ada/
@@ -268,6 +287,11 @@ bootstrap tool.
Generating ./cpukit/wrapup/
Generating ./cpukit/zlib/
+Finally we run the RSB's parallel ``bootstrap`` command:
+.. code-block:: shell
$ /c/opt/rtems/rsb/source-builder/sb-bootstrap
RTEMS Source Builder - RTEMS Bootstrap, 4.11 (76188ee494dd)
1/139: autoreconf:
@@ -314,7 +338,7 @@ Support Package (BSP) outside the kernel source tree:
Configure the RTEMS kernel to build ``pc686`` BSP for the ``i386`` target with
-netwoeking disabled, We will build the externel libBSD stack later:
+networking disabled, We will build the external libBSD stack later:
.. code-block:: shell