353/363 Support

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Basic Developer Preparation

These are the steps to compile from CVS and prepare 353/363 software to flash to the camera.


Before you begin, make sure you have the following packages on your system:

  • gcc
  • make 3.8
  • libcris
  • byacc
  • bc
  • perl
  • sed
  • tar
  • zlib
  • md5sum
  • ncurses-dev

Downloading and installing the source

Navigate to the directory where you will download your source in this example the directory is


Publish your ssh key to the server with the following commands substituting developer name with your own sourceforge username. As per instructions at https://sourceforge.net/cvs/?group_id=105686

$ export CVS_RSH=ssh 
$ cvs -z3 -d:ext:developername@elphel.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/elphel co -P elphel353-7.1

After you download the elphel source change one directory down from your working directory to the folder elphel-7.1

$ cd ~/workspace/elphel-7.1

Run the install script, this builds a target source folder.

$ ./install_elphel_from_cvs

After that has finished, change to your target directory

$ cd ../353

Run the install_elphel script this will download sources and build them to the elphel353 directory

$ ./install_elphel

Init the enviroment variables (this is required for a successful php extension build).

$ cd elphel353
$ . ./init_env

After that has finished run make to create the first camera images

$ make

A directory with the same structure as will be on the camera will be mirrored to:

$ ./target

After that, follow the flashing instructions