Xojo & my rasberry pi experience

  1. 4 years ago

    Rich H

    3 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    today, I decided to move over a home monitoring project to a raspberry pi for the first time. my experience thus far, i think i spent more time deciding on what host name I should give the raspberry pi than what it meant to compile my application for the raspberry pi. without changing one line of code, the app fired up with no problem :)

    thank you again Xojo team for allowing me to expand to areas I never thought I would go in.

  2. Mark C

    3 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers Spain 03170

    I too had a complicated serial based project that I just compiled for raspberry and it worked immediately (as immediately as linux allows).
    its just a pity it took me about two days to figure out how to get the program to copy to the Pi and then how to just allow it to run!!!!, linux is really the most unfriendly OS.
    terminal, really... like going back to my Hyundai 286 laptop and DOS in 1985(or whenever it was).

    everything on the XOJO is just great with the Pi, I certainly would never have spent any time on it without XOJO.

  3. Kevin C

    4 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers Canton, GA, USA

    @Mark C its just a pity it took me about two days to figure out how to get the program to copy to the Pi

    I tried using BitTorrent Sync ( https://www.getsync.com/ ) but I found I had to stop and restart one end or the other to get the sync to occur.

    Then I tried SyncThing. ( https://syncthing.net/ ) It was a friendlier user interface and it seemed to sync automatically when the next timed event occurred. Very nice.

  4. Paul L

    4 Mar 2016 Xojo Inc, Third Party Store http://docs.xojo.com

    For transferring files, I just use SFTP . I didn't have to install or enable anything on the Pi. Both ForkLift and ExpanDrive work fine for me.

  5. Antonio R

    4 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro, Third Party Store Europe (Italy)

    I use a post build script so as soon I have compiled the app I'm ready to test it on the Raspberry.

  6. Alain B

    4 Mar 2016 Europe (Belgium)

    I like using WinSCP:

    https://winscp.net/

  7. Rich H

    4 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    For copying over to the pi, I followed these instructions:

    samba share on raspberry pi

    but the other methods above are good suggestions as well :)

  8. Markus W

    5 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers #JeSuisHuman New Zealand, Auc...

    @Antonio R I use a post build script so as soon I have compiled the app I'm ready to test it on the Raspberry.

    Care to share the script?

  9. Mark C

    5 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers Spain 03170

    I use FileZilla now, it is very easy and simple to set up and use, not anything else for me to use now.

  10. Rick A

    6 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers (Brazil. GMT-3:00)
    Edited 4 years ago

    Follow Paul's advice. It's how it's done and prepared to be done. SFTP. You will thank your future you by that.

    https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/remote-access/ssh/sftp.md

    The client part can be done with Cyberduck, Filezilla and others (even command line if you are in a *n?x machine like a Mac).

    SFTP is the default secure method for file transfers for all major remote linux service providers like Amazon, Google and others (now PI included).

    OpenSSH with SFTP is one of the first packages sysadmins install in a linux box to enable remote access and file transfers, get used to them. ;)

  11. Al A

    6 Mar 2016 Pre-Release Testers, Xojo Pro

    You could just setup smbd on your Raspberry Pi then you can just access it like any other Windows server. It is pretty easy to setup. I even just develop right on the Raspberry Pi from a Windows Desktop so I am not even copying anything.

    Some instructions, scroll down a bit: http://pimylifeup.com/raspberry-pi-nas/

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