# Real-Time Robotics Framework

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getting_started:install:use_on_host

# Use on the Host

The following is a step-by-step procedure to get started using EEROS on your host computer.

## Prerequisites

We use Ubuntu on the host machine. Other distributions are supported but not documented here.

## Realtime Kernel

You have to patch the kernel with a realtime patch as described in https://rt.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Main_Page. It is possible to work without the realtime patch. However, the latency of the system will be much worse and will depend greatly on the load of other programs running on your system.

## Installing Necessary Packages

Install the following packages on your machine

\$ apt-get install git make cmake g++

Please make sure to use a g++ version of at least 5.3.

After this you can continue with Compile on the Host.