GNU MCU Eclipse

A family of Eclipse CDT extensions and tools for GNU ARM & RISC-V development

The GNU ARM Eclipse Plug-ins v0.5.x Change Log

Entries in this file are in direct chronological order.

2009

2009-08-22

  • C/C++ linker options added
  • –Xlinker –print-gc-sections
  • –Xlinker –print-map
  • –Xlinker –cref
  • C/C++ compiler options added
  • -fno-inline-functions
  • C++ compiler options added
  • -Wabi
  • -Weffc++
  • C/C++ compiler optimization default to -Os instead of -O3
  • browse type ‘file’ removed from Map Filename, since it is not properly rendered

2009-08-21

  • patches from Freddie Chopin applied
  • C/C++ linker –gc-sections added
  • C/C++ linker -nostartfiles enabled for C, disabled for C++
  • C/C++ linker -nostdlibs disabled
  • C++ compiler -no-rtti option added
  • C/C++ compiler signed char as option, default is unsigned (compiler default)
  • experimental toolchain presence support not completed, temporarily disabled until properly implemented

2009-04-18

  • ‘-nostdlib’ enabled by default for linkers
  • ‘CodeSourcery G++ Lite’ for Windows toolchain presence tested (by attempting to execute ‘arm-none-eabi-gcc’) [experimental]
  • ‘CodeSourcery G++ Lite’ for Linux toolchain presence tested (by attempting to execute ‘arm-none-eabi-gcc’) [experimental]
  • ‘GNUARM’ (and derivatives) toolchain presence tested (by attempting to execute ‘arm-elf-gcc’) [experimental]
  • PATH automatic discovery for Windows versions of ‘CodeSourcery G++ Lite’ and ‘GNUARM 4.1.1’, by using Windows Registry information. No need to have them in the system PATH.

2009-04-07

  • C Linker empty makefile bug fixed (spaces in secondaryOutputs/targetTool)
  • about.* files moved here from the feature project; the ARM icon is now visible in the Help -> About window.
  • update site URL renamed from http://gnuarmeclipse.sourceforge.net/update to http://gnuarmeclipse.sourceforge.net/updates

2009-04-03

  • org.eclipse.cdt.core.templateAssociations (schema in org.eclipse.cdt.core) points to all toolchain bases, as specified in schema examples and used in org.eclipse.cdt.managebuilder.gnu.ui. (not yet functional)

2009-04-07

  • Discovery Options implemented for all toolchains.

2009-04-13

  • patches from Freddie Chopin applied
  • linker –gc-sections added
  • linker -nostartfiles enabled for C, disabled for C++
  • linker -nostdlibs disabled
  • C++ compiler -no-rtti option added
  • C/C++ compiler signed char as option, default is unsigned (compiler default)
  • recompiled with Eclipse 3.5 & CDT 6.0

2010

2010-01-15

  • ported on Eclipse 3.5 SR1 (Galileo), with CDT 6.0

2010-01-26

  • license changed from GPL to EPL

2010-01-15

  • no functional changes, only a clean repack of the update site and of the published archive.

2010-04-20

  • the confusion between Host OS and Guest OS when selecting the CodeSourcery G++ Lite toolchain was finally sorted out. The basic toolchain when targeting for embedded systems is ARM EABI. The arm-none-eabi toolchain is intended to generate programs for running on ARM ported Linux, not embedded systems.

2010-06-09

  • GNU/Linux CodeSourcery toolchain fixed (changed from arm-none-linux-gnueabi-* to arm-none-eabi-*)

2010-06-28

  • properties on a source file triggered an error when selecting Tool Settings. This was due to a bug in ARMManagedCommandLineGenerator, where the parent of Tool may be ResourceConfiguration instead of ToolChain (bug #3024374 added a better support, by climbing the hierarchy).

2010-07-06

  • development ported on macOS, Eclipse 3.5.2
  • CodeSourcery added to macOS
  • macOS missing GNUARM configuration reference fixed
  • (#3024374) individual properties processed; ITool.getParent() should climb up the hierarchy via getSuperClass(); this is also a better fix for #3021757.
  • (#3024483) New Yagarto Toolchain uses EABI; Yagarto toolchain split from common Windows GCC configurations

2010-07-07

  • Yagarto discovery code was referring to CodeSourcery; fixed
  • (#3014562) support for devkitPro ARM toolchain added (arm-eabi-g++)

2010-07-13

  • (#3028902) assembler listing support added to source files as Wa,-adhlns=”$@.lst”

2010-07-15

  • the Wiki page How to build and this page (Change log) were created from project text files.

2010-07-29

version 0.5.3.201007292300 released

  • the Java code is compiled with 1.5 restrictions, otherwise it does not work on most platforms (#3036456)
  • the update site was regenerated from scratch, without build.properties and it seems the categories are now displayed (#2833594)
  • the files ChangeLog.txt, HowToBuild.txt were removed from the repository
  • the file README.txt was simplified

2010-07-31

version 0.5.3.201007311800 released

  • the download area was reorganised, files are now published in subfolders like gnuarmeclipse/0.5.3
  • the old files were moved to Previous Releases
  • the gnuarm-update.sh script was updated to publish both to the update site and to the download area
  • the missing category in the update site seems to be a bug in the Eclipse p2 code; the workaround is to remove the fature and reassign it before the build
  • this release shows the category as CDT GNU Cross Development Tools

2010-08-10

  • (#2744055) code to identify options change added; interface update code still to be found.
  • the license code in the feature project was fixed (the first line contained a space after the final ‘\’, terminating it prematurely)

2010-10-06

  • version 0.5.3.201010061939 released
  • (#3077091) new -mcpu= values: cortex-a5, cortex-a9, cortex-m1, cortex-m0, iwmmxt2, marvell-f

2010-10-14

  • verson 0.5.3.201010141144 released
  • (#3087264) new -mcpu= values: cortex-m4

2011

2011-11-26

  • version 0.5.4.201111262136 released
  • mainly ported to Eclipse 3.7 (CDT 8.0), no functional changes

2011-12-03

  • version 0.5.4.201112030833 released
  • clean regenerate the update site, to avoid the need to uncheck “Group by Category”

2012

2012-01-24

  • (3475135) support for macOS Yagarto was added
  • the scripts/publish-updates.sh was added, no need to commit binaries to SVN

2012-01-26

  • version 0.5.4.201201250003 released
  • (3480038) Plug-in install on Eclipse Indigo 3.7.1 fixed (the plug-in itself was ok, the problem was in the publish procedure, updated recently).

2012-02-17

  • (3479739) support for Summon Toolchain added (patch 3487283 applied)
  • (3479737) support for floating point added as
    • -mfloat-abi=name and
    • -mfpu=name
  • support for endiannes added as
    • -mlittle-endian and
    • -mbig-endian
  • (3148636) label for -fdata sections renamed as “Data Sections”

2012-02-21

  • the Windows path for Summon toolchain was changed from arm-toolchain to summon-arm-toolchain

2012-02-25

  • version 0.5.4.201202210114 released

2013

2013-09-16

  • start work on 0.5.5
  • New cpus: arm720, arm710t, arm720t, arm740t, strongarm1110, arm1156t2f-s, cortex-a7, cortex-a15, cortex-a53, cortex-m0plus, marvell-pj4, fa526, fa626, fa606te, fa626te, fmp626, fa726te
  • accept spaces in project names (but still need CDT patch)

2013-09-17

  • Toolchains added:
    • Tools for Embedded (arm-none-eabi-)
    • Sourcery Lite Linux (arm-none-linux-gnueabi-)
    • Linaro AArch64 Bare (aarch64-none-elf-)
    • Linaro AArch64 Linux (aarch64-linux-gnu-)
    • Linaro GNUEABIHF Linux (arm-linux-gnueabihf-)
  • xml name convention changed, to use parenthesis
  • new FPU types: ‘fp-armv8’, ‘neon-fp-armv8’, and ‘crypto-neon-fp-armv8’.
  • FPU Type enabled even for default Float ABI
  • startfiles always enabled
  • toolchain default debug format instead of dwarf
  • elf32-littlearm, elf32-bigarm, elf32-little, elf32-big, tekhex removed from CreateFlash output type;
  • flash binary outputType automatically computed

2013-09-18

  • compiler -ffunction-sections, -fdata-sections and linker -Xlinker –gc-sections, defaults true
  • C/C++ Hello ARM World templates added locally

2013-09-19

  • AArch64 target configuration using separate structure

2013-09-24

  • second edition (SE) started, git created

2013-09-27

  • missing -pg added to most configs
  • first functional SE (1.1.0), based on 0.5.5, with all commands configurable, including make and rm (using config macros)

2013-09-28

  • version 0.5.5.201309281715 released
  • new version ids renamed to ilg.gnuarmeclipse.managedbuild.cross* (SE)
  • ARM configuration with arm/thumb, unalignedaccess added, selection IDs end in .enable/.disable instead of .yes/.no (SE)

2013-09-30

  • wizard to select toolchain functional, except discovery (SE)

2013-10-05

  • cross_toolchain_flags added as macro and used for discovery (SE)

2013-10-07

  • separate Optimization entry (SE)

2013-10-09

  • shared libs functionality restored (SE)

2013-10-11

  • toolchain family renamed architecture; toolchain tab added and functional (SE)

2013-10-12

  • change dependencies to Kepler CDT 8.2.0 (SE)

2013-10-13

  • Toolchain Settings tab displayed only for this plug-in (SE)
  • internal ids containing .base. corrected (SE)

2013-10-15

  • CXA_ATEXEIT twice, fixed (SE)
  • createflash.choice ID fixed (SE)
  • maven tycho functional (SE)

2013-10-16

  • publish script added (SE)
  • version 0.5.5.201310111213 released (end of life)
  • version 1.1.0.201310161930 released (experimental)

Note: al further changes refer, unless explicitly mentioned, to SE.

2013-10-17

  • SourceForge site updated
  • documentation updated

2013-10-19

  • version 1.1.1.201310191701 released
  • linker script file changed to multiple files; no more browse and spaces escaped in code
  • new ‘Custom’ toolchain added as arm-none-eabi-
  • a new Cortex-M3 template added