I would like to build and download a basic app to the board but after installing it, T.I.'s Code composer, it requires a license file to use.
I have the 5M sensor board but I seem to need a jump start to get things moving.
Is there anything setup for the Eclipse IDE?
Is there a freeware development enviroment supported?
If not, what is the preferred $$ IDE?
I assume that the Leopard board is not sold by T.I. and does not qualify for a license?
Could someone supply a link to what freeware C/C++ compiler is available? I aready scanned the fourms but I see I am not alone looking for ANY info on this.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
You might want to try either one of this
Build instructions for RR SDK -> groups.google.com/.../building-ridgerun-sdk
You can't use CCS with a Leopard since it doesn't have a DSP. You can use a gcc based compiler for the ARM side and other open source software.
The DVSDK suggested by mazx is just the software stack for interaction with the hw accelerators.
The RidgeRun SDK includes a compiler, kernel and tools and documentation for get you started with Linux development, but is unsupported unless you buy the paid version (which includes support hours). The RR SDK also includes integration for the DVSDK (meaning it would take care of building it and integrate it with the rest of the enviroment).
You can also use the angstrom distribution, but its a bit more complicated if you are a Linux newbie.