Is it not good idea anymore to run SITL on windows 7 platform (with cygwin interface plus pyserial and other add ons) ? As I see dev.arupilot.com has removed the previous SITL tutorial, which was showing instruction to run the SITL on windows 7 platform. Instead, now they are suggesting to run ubuntu inside windows with VMWare and then perform SITL ( Latest Tutorial). I couldn't understand reason behind it very well.
Please tell me , is it reccomended to run SITL with all LINUX platform or I can still do it on Windows ?. Or should I run Qground control with XPlane ?
Also curretly I am following this tutorial from old website (Old Tutorial) and I am stuck at a step where we make
$ cd ArduPlane
$ make sitl
I am getting the "C:/GIT/ardupilot/mk/environ.mk:44: *** ERROR: cannot determine sketchbook location - please specify on the commandline with SKETCHBOOK=<path>. Stop." And I couldn't figure to set a path for sketchbook, though I tried setting up the path used in Arduplane IDE.