After a days of messing around with VMWare + several Linux distros I’ve finally got it working - so I thought I’d share…
I tried Debian 10.3, Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 20.04 and used VMWare Player to create a Linux VM of each.
In the VM I downloaded fpcupdate and installed it. Tried a IDE rebuild + everything worked fine.
I then downloaded and installed CGE packages and the IDE rebuild failed horribly.
Finally, this morning, I hit on the solution - the VM was missing OpenGL!
In a terminal simply install QT5 dev + other libs with…
sudo apt-get install libpng-dev zlib1g-dev libopenal-dev libfreetype6-dev libvorbis-dev libqt5opengl5-dev
The IDE now re-compiles perfectly and I have a VM that renders my test project at about half-speed (which is fine by me)
It should now be possible to install Android stuff and get that working in the VM as well (I’ll be trying that in the next day or so)
The end result is a freely distributable disk image (I chose Ubu20) you can load into a VMWare Player and be up and running in minutes…
The same process probably works for other solutions e.g. VirtualBox
Now - I wonder if I can get everything running on my Raspberry Pi or Jetson Nano (ARM-64)?