I have downloaded the v3.0.1 of FrontPanel and cannot find the .a or the .h for the API. I do not really need the .a file, but I do need the .h for building against the shared library. There are DLL files, but those seem to be for the Windows build. I have checked the FC7 and FC5 version. The install script also fails for me trying to find these files.
If you’re referring to “okFrontPanelDLL.h” and “okFrontPanelDLL.cpp” as the Windows-only DLL files, those are actually the ones you use with Linux, too. DLL just stands for dynamically-linked library – be it a .dll (Windows), .so (shared-object on Linux), or .dylib (Mac OS X).
The Linux samples use these same files to build.