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System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows XP or Windows Vista
  • Ability to connect to XINU server
  • Microsoft .Net Framework v3.0 or higher
  • Cygwin w/ Development package
  • HDD Space
    • 60 megabytes (WinXINU)
    • 1310 megabytes (Cygwin)
    • Total ~1.4 gigabytes

Installation Instructions

Installation Guide

Installing Cygwin

  • Step 1: Go to
  • Step 2: Download the installation file, setup.exe
  • Step 3: Run Cygwin Setup
    • Note: During setup, the only package that needs to be set to install is the devel package; all others can be set to uninstall or default

Installing WinXINU

Program Setup Instructions

  • Modify the make file of your code
    • Change the first line of the mipsVars file to the location of the WinXINU cross compiler bin
      • NOTE: this should be found within your XINU code directory in the compile subdirectory
      • e.g. xinu/compile/mipsVars
   MIPS_ROOT = "C:/WinXINU/cross/bin"
  • Modify the server settings XML file
    • Ensure the server IP is correct
    • Ensure that the server port number is correct
    • Ensure that the IP address in the automation command is correct
  • Modify the configuration profile settings within the program
    • Navigate to the config tab, then change:
      • the location of cygwin\bin to its location on local machine
      • the location of compile directory where the Makefile is located for final image build