I have spent some time with Matlab Compiler and Matlab Compiler Runtime (MCR). I could only get my hands on 2008b version so far, but I believe 2009b version will work in the same way.
Below is a set of notes based on my experience so far.
Matlab compiler installation
1. Copy the toolbox archive files to the folder where matlab is installed. To me this is /usr/matlab_2008b/ (may need to do as root or use sudo). Two files to be copied are tbx.compiler.common and tbx.compiler.glnxa64.
sudo cp tbx.compiler.* /usr/matlab_2008b/
2. Execute the install script.
3. Enter the file installation key that came with the matlab compiler files.
4. Leave the root directory as it was.
5. Finish the installation by activating the toolbox with the license file.
Build a standalone application using matlab compiler
I created a folder called matlab_project as a place to put compiled applications, and matlab_predep as a place to put files to be deployed.
Once Matlab Compiler is installed, it can be launched from the matlab console by typing deploytool. Then I proceeded as below:
1. Create a new project by clicking the New icon (the first one from the left).
2. Choose a standalone application.
3. Click main file and Go to menu Project -> Add Files (or right_click on "main file" icon).
4. Choose the matlab file hello.m (in my case, from matlab_predep folder). hello.m could be, for example, a simple script like
5. Click the Build icon (third from the right).
When the process finishes, inside matlab_project folder I found a file called "hello.prj" and a folder called "hello". Insider the hello folder was two folders "distrib" and "src".
Install Matlab Compiler Runtime
1. Run MCRinstaller.bin as root. I found this file in the folder /usr/matlab_2008b/toolbox/compiler/deploy/glnxa64
2. Go along with the default options unless desired otherwise.
3. Add following to .bashrc, below the entries regarding EPICS. $LD_LIBRARY_PATH should now be aware of EPICS as well as MCR related paths.
4. Run the revised .bashrc by typing 'source ~/.bashrc'. Next time the user logs in, doing this won't be necessary.
Run the built application
1. Go to distrib folder to find the executable application file (e.g., hello). You will also find the executable shell script (e.g., run_hello.sh), the role of which is basically to set up environment variables and run the application, in case the environment variables are not globally set up.
2. Once in that folder, run the application by simply typing ./ and its name (e.g., ./hello). If the library environment variable is set up as in the step 3 of "Install Matlab Compiler Runtime", the application will be run and you should see the hello message as the output.
Build an application that uses HS classes
I wrote a simple script test_HS.m that takes and saves 10 images using the camera, averages the images and finds centroids. Thus the script requires the class files HS_Base, HS_Camera, HS_Image, and HS_Centroids.
I added those four class files by right-clicking Other Files (found below Main function) then choosing Add File, then clicked the build icon.