You can use our Docker image to be able to run the TinyGo compiler on your computer without having to install all the dependencies. Read on to learn how.
docker pull tinygo/tinygo:0.30.0
The paths used here are automatically resolved by
tinygo relative to the installation directory.
For your own code, you will probably want to use absolute paths.
A docker container exists for easy access to the TinyGo CLI. For example, to compile
wasm.wasm for the WebAssembly export example:
docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/src tinygo/tinygo:0.30.0 tinygo build -o wasm.wasm -target=wasm examples/wasm/export
See the WebAssembly page for more information on executing the compiled WebAssembly.
blinky1.hex targeting an ARM microcontroller, such as the PCA10040:
docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/src tinygo/tinygo:0.30.0 tinygo build -o /src/blinky1.hex -size=short -target=pca10040 examples/blinky1
blinky1.hex targeting an AVR microcontroller such as the Arduino:
docker run --rm -v $(pwd):/src tinygo/tinygo:0.30.0 tinygo build -o /src/blinky1.hex -size=short -target=arduino examples/blinky1
For projects that have remote dependencies outside of the standard library and
go code within your own project, you will need to map your entire
into the docker image for those dependencies to be found:
docker run -v $GOPATH:/go -e "GOPATH=/go" tinygo/tinygo:0.30.0 tinygo build -o /go/src/github.com/myuser/myrepo/wasm.wasm -target wasm --no-debug /go/src/github.com/myuser/myrepo/wasm-main.go
note: At this time, tinygo does not resolve dependencies from the /vendor/ folder within your project.
For microcontroller development you must flash your hardware devices from your host environment, since you cannot run
tinygo flash from inside the docker container.
So your workflow could be:
- Compile TinyGo code using the Docker container into a HEX file.
- Flash the HEX file from your host environment to the target microcontroller.
You can also use the Docker image with the latest builds from the TinyGo
dev branch where active development takes place:
docker pull tinygo/tinygo-dev:latest