Supported IDE's for the Hikey970 board


#1

I have recently bought Hikey970 board. I would like to know what are the supported IDE’s to run a sample Hello World program. I have another question. The desktop environment in the provided Ubuntu 16.04 is Light Weight Desktop Environment. Can we use GNOME or KDE in the Hikey970?


#2

There is no particular recommended IDE for Hikey970. You are free to select whatever works best for you. Eclipse is a fairly common choice and is very flexible. Having said that Eclipse is also quite resource intensive and requires quite a bit of care to set up optimally.

Running GNOME or KDE is certainly possible but, assuming on OpenGL ES is h/ware accelerated it is likely they would have to fallback to software emulation to get full OpenGL and this would be very slow.