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rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2012, 10:29:00 AM »
Please find the new release of embedXcode
  • Oct 26, 2012 release 18 • Support for Arduino Due
  • Oct 28, 2012 release 19 • Support for StellarPad
  • Nov 09, 2012 release 20 • Support for Teensy 3.0
The user manual has been updated too
  • Nov 09, 2012 release 16 • Updated with new boards
Please note the Arduino 1.5, Energia for StellarPad and Teensy 3.0 softwares are in development.

I've tested build, link and upload successfully for all boards except for the Arduino Due I don't own.

Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)
« Last Edit: November 12, 2012, 01:20:19 PM by rei_vilo »

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2012, 09:40:25 AM »
Please find the new release of embedXcode

   Nov 13, 2012 release 21 • Stability enhancement and better information

• Stability enhancement, especially for Arduino Due and StellarPad linking
• Better information in a more structured presentation

As always,

• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2012, 11:36:19 AM »
Please find the new release of embedXcode

   Nov 17, 2012 release 22 • New Make and Fast optimised targets

embedXcode release 22 includes two new targets: Make and Fast.



The Make and Fast targets feature an optimisation for the build of the foundation libraries.
 
The new targets are much faster than the corresponding Build and All targets. This is especially important for the ARM-based boards.

Learn more.
 
As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)
 

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #33 on: November 25, 2012, 06:55:26 AM »
The maintenance of the embedXcode template is really difficult due to Apple secrecy around and lack of documentation on Xcode.

So I'm considering switching from Xcode to another IDE.

Here's an open letter to Apple Xcode team. Feel free to send it to members of the Apple Xcode team you know.

Thank you for your help :)


Quote from: Open Letter to Apple Xcode Team
Dear Xcode Team,

Xcode offers superior features and ergonomics compared with other IDEs running on OS X.
Unfortunately, its restricted documentation prevents from using many of its features.

I'm using Xcode as a development tool for embedded computing platforms.
As at today, the embedXcode template supports Arduino, Diligent chipKIT with MPIDE, Texas Instruments' Launchpad with Energia, Leaflab Maple, Teensy, Wiring, and has received a warm welcome from the embedded computing community.

The issues I'm currently facing are mostly linked to the lack of available documentation.
The books available on Xcode focus on how to use the tool, not on how to customise it. Similarly, Apple doesn't provide any clues about its inner structure.
For example, keywords used by the templates are not documented. Neither is using other tool-chains, albeit the specific Toolchains folder.

Is Xcode solely limited OS X and iOS development?
By just releasing some documentation on Xcode inner organisation and customisation, Apple can easily make Xcode the best choice for developers.

Otherwise, I'd have no option but to switch to another IDE and to abandon OS X.

Looking forward to hearing from you,
Best regards,

--- Rei Vilo
http://embedxcode.weebly.com

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #34 on: November 26, 2012, 05:57:14 AM »
Please find the new release of embedXcode

embedXcode • Nov 24, 2012 release 23 • Fixed WiFi issue on Arduino 1.0.2 and 1.5.x   
User Manual • Nov 24, 2012 release 17 • New section Dealing with Issues


embedXcode release 23 includes the additional optional parameter EXCLUDE_LIBS in the main makefile to black-list libraries.

Issues have been reported for the WiFi library on Arduino 1.0.2 and the Firmata library with Teensy 3.0.

Edit the makefile on you project and add the names of the libraries to exclude:

Code: [Select]
# List the libraries to be excluded
# For example, WiFi may crash on Arduino 1.0.2
# For example, Firmata may crash on Teensy 3.0
#
EXCLUDE_LIBS = Firmata WiFi WiFi/utility

The user manual includes a check-list when facing an issue on embedXcode.

As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #35 on: December 10, 2012, 04:19:59 PM »
Please find the new release of embedXcode

embedXcode • Dec 10, 2012 release 23 • Fixed MAPLE_IDE variable and added Energia 9 support for Stellaris
User Manual • Dec 10, 2012 release 18 • New section Dealing with Issues

Additional instructions are provided to add the C99 standard types int{8|16|32|64}_t to Maple.

The user manual includes check-lists when facing an issue on embedXcode.

As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2012, 04:03:31 PM »
Please find the new releases of embedXcode

embedXcode • Dec 14, 2012 release 25 • New target for distribution
User Manual • Dec 14, 2012 release 19 • New target for distribution


The new Distribute target creates a specific folder Distribution which contains:
• all the headers and code files,
• documentation in PDF if available,
• and main sketch —.pde or .ino— in a folder with the appropriate name.



As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2013, 12:42:09 PM »
Please find a new release of embedXcode

embedXcode • Jan 15, 2013 release 26 • Support for Arduino Due — Build, link and upload tested

Arduino Due is now fully supported thanks to the help of a user who proceeded with the build, link and upload tests.

Many thanks to Mike!


As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2013, 10:14:12 AM »
Please find a new release of embedXcode

embedXcode • Feb 02, 2013 release 27 • Support for Teensyduino release 1.12

Teensyduino for Teensy 3.0 is no longer in beta; the plug-in for Arduino has reached release 1.12 and is based on gcc 4.7.2.

As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy ;)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2013, 12:14:07 PM »
Please find a new release of embedXcode:

embedXcode • Feb 28, 2013 release 29 • Support for Digispark (build and link tested)

The Digispark by Digistump is an incredibly small —0,69x0,75" or 17,5x19,0mm only— but fully featured board —with I²C, SPI, ADC or PWM!



More tests are required for the upload as the process is not standard.



As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy :)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2013, 10:48:41 AM »
Please find a new release of embedXcode:

embedXcode • Mar, 05 2013 release 30 • Full support for Digispark
embedXcode • Mar, 05 2013 release 31 • Automatic project configuration

Thanks to the Digispark boards received from  Digistump, I ran the tests for the upload. build, link and upload work fine now.

Enjoy the power of a square inch!


The automatic project configuration procedure saves a lot of time. Before, a newly created project used to require many manual procedures, like declaring the .ino or .pde sketch file as C++ code file for colour syntaxing, or defining the directories for click-to-error, ... Now, you need just a click!



This new automatic project configuration works for all the supported platforms: Arduino, chipKIT, Digispark, LaunchPad MSP430 + FRAM + Stellaris, Maple and Wiring.


As always:
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial


Enjoy :)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #41 on: March 10, 2013, 07:08:38 AM »
I'm presently working on extending the automatic project configuration to include all the manual procedures, except for adding the user's libraries.



The major challenge is to understand how Xcode stores and structures the configuration of a project.

Stay tuned :)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2013, 11:21:08 AM »
Please find a new release of embedXcode:
      
embedXcode • Mar 15, 2013 release 32 • Full automatic project configuration

This new release enhances the automatic project configuration and includes:
• Declare .pde or .ino file as C++ code for code-sense, and
• Define the directory for the targets,
• Add all the cores, variants and libraries from the installed platforms under the group Resources,
• Declare all the files of the project for code-sense.



Major impact: project are much lighter, typically 2 MB instead of 16 MB!

The only remaining manual procedure is adding user's libraries.

The User Manual has been updated accordingly.

As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy :)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #43 on: March 15, 2013, 12:22:20 PM »
Please find a new release

embedXcode • Mar 15, 2013 release 33 • Patch for libraries Libraries in sketchbook

This release fixes an annoying bug on the the folder name for the user's libraries.

The folder with the user's libraries in the sketchbook can now be spelled with or without a capital L.

Both libraries and Libraries names are valid.

As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy :)

rei_vilo

Re: embedXcode — Xcode for Arduino, chipKIT and more...
« Reply #44 on: March 26, 2013, 04:04:13 PM »
Please find a new release of embedXcode:

embedXcode • Mar 21, 2013 release 34 • Support for Digispark release 1.04
embedXcode • Mar 26, 2013 release 35 • Support for OS X 10.7 Lion and 10.8 Mountain Lion


embedXcode now supports the new release of the IDE for Digispark, which is bundled with the Arduino 1.0.4 IDE.

The automatic project configuration tool runs now on both OS X Mountain Lion aka. 10.8 and OS X Lion aka. 10.7.

As always,
• Website: http://embedxcode.weebly.com
• Download: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/download
• User guide: http://embedxcode.weebly.com/tutorial

Enjoy :)