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chris-piekarski / build_opencv_ARM_cross
Created Mar 23, 2020 — forked from hrshovon/build_opencv_ARM_cross
Cross compile opencv3.3.0 for your raspberry pi and similar ARM devices with python support
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This is a note on how to cross compile opencv for pretty much any ARM device(HardFP supported in this case) and deploy. Native
compiling in ARM devices can be painfully slow and they seem to hang often during build(mine got stuck at 43%). So if you happen
to have a desktop/laptop/server running ubuntu or similar linux distro, u can build opencv in fractionth of the time taken for
native compiling without any issues.
Building opencv3 with TBB and NEON and VFP support can boost opencv performance. Thanks to Adrian at pyimagesearch for pointing
that out.
Both my PC and target machine aka orange pi zero are running ubuntu 16.04 with python2.7 and python 3.5.
Let us use the term "build machine" for your PC where you are building opencv and "target machine" for the ARM single board computer.
1.Run the following commands in both machines(I think installing these in target machine only would do) to install the necessary libraries etc.(mine worked with them,so they should be enough