On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 3:20 PM, chetan patil <chtpa...@gmail.com> wrote:Not merely the ide, but the compiler/linker/debugger which are the more
> However in every reply one thing was common : GNU/Llinux tool support
> Does that mean most of the vendors tie the user/developer to the IDE
important bits undelying the toolchain IDE.
These toolchains come with either artificial crippleware features (code
limit, seat limit, missing usb/network/filesystem libs) and /or huge costs.
Further they invaraobly involve a hefty charge when you migrate to a
fifferent processor family. Not to mention en passant that most of them are
Even more irritating is that many of them use freesoftware (eclipse, gcc,
Not to mention the idiocy of clicking 20 buttons in an ide when a simple
*If it doesn't support GNU/Linux tools then burning a hex file will*
> be a big task if IDE is *proprietary* ?Very big. Many dev system + board makers + micon vendors are involved in a
> How big this point is?
dirty game that deliberately does not publish the programming and debug
interface specs / algos. Which requires you to buy costly, unmaintainable
Eg SWD interface. Latest news is that the specs is being opened up to the
> I thought only *processors *should have such support in order to haveWhile gcc and friends have a huge panoply of features, they also have a
> set up easily.
learning curve. The plus side is you will learn a lot more about your
targets and you need learn it only once and it will last you forever.
> Chetan Arvind Patil,
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