Initializing SDK environment and templates

Initializing the SDK environment

(This document assumes that you are logged inside the bsp-devkit Docker container, used to produce Rcar Gen3 BSP image and AGL SDK in the previous “SDK quick setup” document)

To be able to use the toolchain and utilities offered by AGL SDK, it is necessary to source the proper setup script. This script is in the SDK root folder and is named /xdt/sdk/environment-setup-* (full name depends on the target machine)

For Rcar Gen3 boards, we source the required SDK environment variables like this:

source /xdt/sdk/environment-setup-aarch64-agl-linux

To verify that it succeeded, we should obtain a non-empty result for this command:

echo $CONFIG_SITE | grep sdk /xdt/sdk/site-config-aarch64-agl-linux

Application categories

We provide multiple development templates for the AGL SDK:

  • Service

    A Service is a headless background process, allowing Bindings to expose various APIs accessible through the transports handled by the application framework, which are currently: - HTTP REST (HTTP GET, POST…) - WebSocket - D-Bus

  • Native application

    A Native application is a compiled application, generally written in C/C++, accessing one or more services, either by its own means or using a helper library with HTTP REST/WebSocket capabilities.

    (our template is written in C and uses the “libafbwsc” helper library available in the app-framework-binder source tree on AGL Gerrit)

  • HTML5 application

    An HTML5 application is a web application, generally written with a framework (AngularJS, Zurb Foundation…), accessing services with its built-in HTTP REST/WebSocket capabilities.

  • Legacy application

    A legacy application contains a native application not made for AGL Application Framework but launched by it. For such application, only security setup is made.

Getting helloworld templates

Application Framework helloworld example live in a dedicated Git Repository, currently hosted on GitHub at the following address:

To get the templates in our development container, let us simply clone the source repository:

$ cd ~
$ git clone --recursive
Cloning into 'helloworld-service'...
Resolving deltas: 100% (125/125), done.
Checking connectivity... done.