GNU MCU Eclipse

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

How to publish the RISC-V Embedded GCC binaries?

The RISC-V Embedded GCC binaries are published on GitHub Releases.

Update the Change log

Generally, apart from packing, there should be no local changes.

Open the gnu-mcu-eclipse/info/CHANGES.txt file from the gnu-mcu-eclipse/riscv-none-gcc-build project git, and copy its content to the documentation web.

In the documentation git, add new entries to the Change log (pages/toolchain/riscv/, grouped by days.


Follow the steps in the separate How to build page.

Prepare a new blog post to announce the release

In the documentation git:

  • add a new file to _posts/riscv-none-gcc/releases
  • name the file like
  • name the post like: GNU MCU Eclipse RISC-V Embedded GCC v7.1.1-1-20170702 released.
  • update the date: field with the current date
  • in the Binary files » link, use the Releases URL, like (the page must exist, otherwise publishing will fail)

Update the release post with the SHA hashes

Copy/paste the build report at the end of the post as

## Checksums
The SHA-256 hashes for the files are:

a723d8c6870d1808882ea2eaa630a8c60c5cb6bd25dc238091d2f9738298c44a ?


Publish the Web

  • git commit & push the project; use something like v7.1.1-1-20170702-0625 released as message
  • wait for the Travis build to complete; occasionally links to not work, and might need to restart the build

Note: initially the link to binaries points to the parent releases folder, otherwise Travis will complain and do not publish the site to

Create a new GitHub release

In the gnu-mcu-eclipse/riscv-none-gcc project:

  • go to the GitHub Releases page
  • click Draft a new release
  • name the tag like v7.1.1-1-20170702 (mind the dashes in the middle!)
  • as description, copy the first paragraph from the Web release page
  • attach binaries (drag and drop from the deploy folder will do it)
  • click the Publish Release button

Note: at this moment the system should send a notification to all clients watching this project.

In the project web, the recent post:

  • update the Binary files » link to use the actual version, like (copy/paste it from the browser).

Publish the Web

  • git commit & push the project; use something like v7.1.1-1-20170702 update link as message

In the release page:

  • add [Continue reading »]()
  • get URL from web and update the link

Add badge

In the release page, at the end:

[![Github Releases (by Release)](](

Share on Facebook

  • go to the new post and follow the Share link.
  • DO NOT select On your own Timeline, but On a Page you manage
  • select GNU MCU Eclipse
  • posting as GNU ARM Eclipse
  • click Share link
  • check the post in the Facebook page