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External Library


A simple example that demonstrates how to include an external static library into the Zephyr build system. The demonstrates both how to build the external library using a different build system and how to include the built static library.

Windows Note

To use this sample on a Windows host operating system, GNU Make needs to be in your path. This can be setup using chocolatey or by manually installing it.

Chocolatey Method

Install make using the following command:

choco install make

Once installed, build the application as normal.

Manual Install Method

The pre-built make application can be downloaded from by either getting both the Binaries and Dependencies and extracting them to the same folder, or getting the Complete package setup. Once installed and in the path, build the application as normal.