Try It Now, Using the Windows or Linux Port, or in QEMU
No hardware yet? Don't worry - you can run a simple blinky demo in a Windows or Linux
environment using free tools and the FreeRTOS Windows or Linux port - although neither of
these RTOS ports will exhibit true real time behaviour. Alternatively run the demo using
the FreeRTOS Arm Cortex-M3 port in QEMU.
If you are a beginner, then don't read the main documentation pages for either the
Linux RTOS ports yet, and start by configuring the example
to use the blinky demo (ignore the comprehensive demo for now).
Detailed instructions for Windows follows.
If you have not done so already, download
and unzip the official FreeRTOS distribution.
Start Visual Studio, then use the File|Open|Project/Solution menu item
to open the Win32.sln solution file, which is located in the
FreeRTOS/Demo/WIN32-MSVC directory of the official FreeRTOS
Find the definition of mainCREATE_SIMPLE_BLINKY_DEMO_ONLY at the top of
main.c, and make sure it is set to 1.
Read the comments at the top of main_blinky.c, before compiling and then
either debugging or running the application.
The output produced by the FreeRTOS Windows port simple blinky demo
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