HowTo: Setting up a Development Environment
LuCI provides you the abilitiy to work and develop largely on your host machine giving you a familiar environment with your favorite development tools instead of being forced to develop on the target machine.
The only requirement is you run a Unix based operating system.
Make sure you have the following software installed on your host machine:
- GCC, Make (build-essential)
- Lua 5.1.x + development headers (lua5.1, liblua5.1-0-dev)
Getting the source code
Use any of the sources from our Download Section to get the LuCI sourcecode.
prepares and compiles LuCI and its dependencies and finally starts the LuCI webserver under http://localhost:8080/luci.
gives you an overview over other possible run-targets.
While writing code make sure you do not edit any files in the dist-directory of any module or the global host directory. Changes there will be lost as soon as you rerun make. Instead change the files in the luasrc, root, ... directories of the modules and rerun make if you want to test your changes.