In order to overcome the problems often related with deploying open
design toolchains from the ground up across different host environments,
we can use well-known techniques from the open-software world in order
to get an Out-of-Box experience. One possible solution is the Virtual
A Virtual Appliance is a software application that might be combined
with Just enough Operating System (JeOS) for it to run optimally in
a virtual machine.
Libre-FDATool can be easily deployed as a Virtual Appliance by only
using free software in any mainstream Operating System (GNU/Linux,
Windows, OS-X, Solaris) -- including all the required functionality,
from the scientific Python environment to the extra EDA tools. In order
to do that, you must:
The JeOS image includes a selection of unmodified Ubuntu packages
deployed by using the official Ubuntu distribution network installer --
current version used is Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander Minimal
for 32-bit PC (x86).
The only custom "tweaks" are autologin and some standard desktop options
for default user.
The graphical frontend for the JeOS is a clean and minimal
Xubuntu desktop environment.
DISCLAIMER: Virtual Appliance JeOS is intended as a resource for
application development, testing and evaluation. In no way Virtual
Appliance JeOS purpose is acting as a replacement of a standard Ubuntu
Despite the fact that Libre-FDASys is able to run on other platforms
such as VMWare, we have choose Oracle VM
VirtualBox as the reference virtualization
platform for the next reasons:
If JeOS virtual appliance startup is too slow and you get messages such
as "waiting for network configuration", then your virtual machine isn't
able to configure the virtual network interface. You must erase all
the contents of the next file:
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