To quote the Beatles, “with a little help from my friends” (thank you, Kat!) the GNU ARM Eclipse site has a new look, less darkish and with icons better reflecting the three main words in the name.
Version 2.2.1 is a major release. The main changes are: the complete overhaul of the template plug-ins, the addition of a generic Cortex-M template, the addition of the STM32F2xx template and a better integration of the Freescale PEx template with the Processor Expert 10.4 version.
If you liked using these plug-ins and would like to contribute, you can help with beta-testing new features.
This is a maintenance release, issued to correct the following bugs:
- [bugs:#84] in the J-Link Startup tab, the SWV numeric fields were not disabled when the interface was JTAG; fixed
- [bugs:#86] the STM32F4xx template failed to build, due to missing preprocessor definitions; fixed
The main change (marked by the increase of the major number to 2.x) is that debugging support in GNU ARM Eclipse became official (the previous Experimental status was removed), with two variants, for a professional product (the SEGGER J-Link) and for the major open source solution (OpenOCD). Another important change was the addition of Freescale templates.
The GNU ARM Eclipse Plug-ins project was chosen as one of the SourceForge featured projects of January 2014 (from more than 300.000 registered projects).
Detailed install instructions were published as multiple pages in the Install section.
The main changes are the addition of the STM32F0x templates, the possibility to use the plug-in even for non-managed (Makefile) projects, and the possibility to use the internal builder (except for generating the listing file)
This is a maintenance release, fixing the following bugs:
- [bugs:#68] the path processing for the J-Link plug-in was fixed, now both the GDB client and the GDB server paths can include spaces
- [bugs:#69] the path processing for the linker -T option in the build plug-in was fixed, now the linker scripts can be referred with paths including spaces
- the J-link plug-in no longer allows to enable the SWO output parsing if the interface is not SWD.
Many thank to Erich Styger for identifying the bugs and for helping diagnose and test them.
The main change is the addition of the J-Link debugging plug-in, that supports the SEGGER J-Link JTAG/SWD probe, including extra features, like transparent integration of the GDB server, integration of the Serial Wire Viewer (SWV) window as a standard Eclipse console, a functional restart button, and more.