Sorry for the nag. I am simply using machines that do not allow the changes
that are required in Windows to build for security reasons. Since I am in a
secure environment there are many limitations.
Heh. Careful with your wording. "secured" environment, perhaps.
"secure" is almost certainly not the case
Can I build it on one machine and use it in others or do I need to build it
on the same machine I use it on?
So long as the machines are close in configuration you should be able to
copy with binary around.
Can I copy it from someone who already has built it?
Again, so long as the binaries are close.
I need it because there seem to be many bugs in the available 3.3.
The software has vastly increased in capability since 3.3 too.
ATM we don't create SITL binaries for firmware.ardupilot.org. Making x86
SITL binaries available for Linux available on firmware.ardupilot.org
would actually be pretty straight forward. Windows binaries -
Perhaps you could consider using an AWS instance to create your binaries