EDIT 2: Official support for node has been added!
EDIT: I've added some tips on how to compile the package at the end!
After a few days of waiting, this evening I finally got my Arduino Yún, Yay!
In these last days I have been thinking about running node.js on this little jewel and, investigating a bit, I found a repository with an openWrt nodejs package for MIPS devices.
Since Arduino Yún's core is a Atheros AR9331, a MIPS SoC, and its OS is linino, based on OpenWRT, I was very positive about a happy ending :-)
And here we are! After a little effort to get the cross-compiling working, I came out with a couple of packages:
You can download them zipped here.
Unzip them, copy them to your Yún:
scp *.ipk root@myArduinoaddress:/tmp
opkg install uclibcxx_0.2.4-1_ar71xx.ipk opkg install node_v0.10.17-2_ar71xx.ipk
You can help me improving the package, contributing to the repo (forked from the bristone's one):
Note that by now only 0.10.* node versions are supported, because the v8 libraries for MIPS are not aligned with the latest v8 which is used by 0.11.* versions of nodejs.
If you want to compile the package you have to follow these steps:
But, as indicated, before compiling a package you have to follow the OpenWRT building process:
When asked to checkout openwrt, clone instead linino from its repo.
The file structure will be the same.
Now copy the contents of the linino nodejs package inside trunk/package/nodejs and continue following the single package tutorial referring to nodejs instead of nano and uclibc++ instead of ncurses.
The whole process will take a long long time (about 40 minutes on i5 with ssd), but only the first time you build the linino tools.