The GNU ARM Eclipse Plug-in project was registered in November 2006, and initially included an XML only plug-in definition; although functional, it was somehow limited.
The first fully functional edition of the plug-in (version 0.5.3) was announced in March 2009, when the plug-in was practically recreated, functionality was extended and more toolchains were supported. The Eclipse specifics, like adding a feature project and an update site project were also added.
In September 2013, based on the Eclipse CDT and ARM Toolchains new developments, work on the second edition of the plug-in started, involving a major rewrite, inspired by the CDT Cross Compile plug-in.
In December 2013, new plug-ins were added to the project: the STM32Fx templates and an experimental version of the SEGGER J-Link hardware debugging plug-in.
At the same time, since the project is no longer about a single plug-in, but a family of plug-ins, the SourceForge project name was changed to plural: GNU ARM Eclipse plug-ins.
In February 2014, the version 2.x of the plug-ins family was published, bringing official debugging support, via SEGGER J-Link and OpenOCD. Templates for Freescale were also added.
In July 2014, the experimental version of the Packs plug-in was published, providing management support (list/install/uninstall/outline) for CMSIS Packs.
Many thanks to:
- Wilfried Holzke who created this project and maintained versions prior to 0.5.3;
- my good friend Dan Maiorescu, for his invaluable support during the design, development and testing of the plug-ins.
This site was created in early 2012, using WordPress, and was intended to improve communication with users by keeping them informed about current issues and releases.
This plug-in is currently maintained by Liviu Ionescu, a senior IT engineer, with expertise in operating systems, compilers, embedded systems and Internet technologies.