We are maintaining a publicly available virtual machine image that can be used for development purposes if there is no readily available computer with a proper GNU/Linux installation. It should be noted, however, that the experience offered by virtualized environments is mostly underwhelming compared to that of a properly deployed system on a non-virtualized hardware.
The image can be downloaded from https://files.zubax.com/vm/bistromathic.ova.
Host system requirements
The minimal required version of VirtualBox on the host system is 5.0. The following minimal system requirements apply:
- RAM: 4 GB
- Free disk space: 16 GB
- Number of logical CPU: 2
The following components are deployed in the image:
- Full-featured Ubuntu-based OS with KDE desktop.
- ARM GCC Embedded toolchain.
- Core development tools (git, make, cmake, etc.).
- Full LaTeX distribution (
- Eclipse IDE.