Development Environment on Mac
Mac OS X is the main development platform for PX4. The following instructions explain how to set up a development environment for building NuttX-based hardware (Pixhawk, etc.) and Simulation (jMAVSim/Gazebo8) targets. For other targets see: Toolchain Installation > Supported Targets.
The installation of Homebrew is quick and easy: installation instructions.
After installing Homebrew, run these commands in your shell to install the common tools:
brew tap PX4/px4 brew install px4-dev # Optional, but recommended additional simulation tools: brew install px4-sim
If the installation outputs an error message about missing requirements follow the instructions. Your system will be missing Java and Quartz:
brew cask install xquartz java
Install pip if you don't already have it and use it to install the required packages:
sudo easy_install pip sudo -H pip install pyserial empy toml numpy pandas jinja2
Ground Control Software
Download and install the QGroundControl Daily Build.
Editor / IDE
The development team often use:
Once you have finished setting up the environment, continue to the build instructions.