Jaume Olivé Petrus edited this page Dec 12, 2017 · 18 revisions

What's The Whitecat Create Agent?

The Whitecat Create Agent is a small piece of software that runs on your computer, and allows the communication beetween a Lua RTOS device and The Whitecat IDE.

The communication between the agent and the IDE is made using websockets, and the communication between the agent and the Lua RTOS device is made through a serial port connection.

For your convenience the agent is running in the background and is started automatically when the computer boots. In the initial state the agent is sleeping, until The Whitecat IDE is opened, which it has a minimal impact in the performance of your computer.

Prerequisites

Please note you need probably to download and install drivers for your board's USB-TO-SERIAL adapter for Windows and Mac OSX versions. The GNU/Linux version usually doesn't need any drivers. This drivers are required for connect to your board through a serial port connection.

Board
WHITECAT ESP32 N1
ESP32 CORE
ESP32 THING

For Linux, the currently logged user should have read and write access the sUSB-TO-SERIAL device. On most Linux distributions, this is done by adding the user to dialout group with the following command:

$ sudo usermod -a -G dialout $USER

How to install

How to update

Compatibility Notes

The Whitecat Create Agent is available for Ubuntu (64 bits), Mac OS (64 bits) and Windows (64 bits). 32 bits support is not planned, because you can install Ubuntu 64 bits without any cost for you.

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