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We are developing Docker images for ev3dev. These can be used for a variety of things. In the near future will be using Docker images to create the SD card images that we distribute. This will make it easy to create custom versions of ev3dev, such as ev3dev+ROS.

These images will also be replacing brickstrap for cross-compiling. We have a new tutorial on cross-compiling with Docker. The best part about this is that you don’t need to install a full Ubuntu VM anymore to develop on Windows or Mac. And because we know what you are thinking… no, the Docker images do not emulate the EV3 hardware any way. Maybe someday.

So, pull some images, write some programs and let us know how it goes. We think you will have a whale of a good time.

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  • Posted on 05 August 2016