GNU MCU Eclipse

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

How to publish the Windows Build Tools binaries?

The Windows Build Tools binaries are published on GitHub Releases).


Open the CHANGELOG.txt file from gnu-mcu-eclipse/windows-build-tools.git and copy entries to the web git.

In the web git, add new entries to the Change log (pages/windows-build-tools/, grouped by days.

Commit the project git

In gnu-mcu-eclipse/windows-build-tools.git, commit all changes.

Push the build script git

Push gnu-mcu-eclipse/windows-build-tools.git to GitHub.

Possibly push the helper project too.

Check/clone/pull build scripts

Be sure the scripts in windows-build-tools.git are up to date.

$ git clone --recurse-submodules \


Important note: Before starting the build, double check if the repository is clean (all changes were committed), otherwise the build version will be stamped with -dirty.

$ bash ~/Downloads/windows-build-tools/scripts/ cleanall
$ caffeinate bash ~/Downloads/windows-build-tools/scripts/ --all

For more details, see the build page.

Prepare a new blog post

In the web git:

  • add a new file to _posts/windows-build-tools/releases
  • name the file like
  • name the post like: GNU MCU Eclipse Windows Build Tools v2.7-20161028 released.
  • as download_url use the generic (will be updated later after the release is created)
  • update the date: field with the current date

Close issues on the way. Refer to them as:

  • [Issue:[#22](…)].

Update the SHA sums

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

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

25b495b340d84b971736a5dfc2a639608c19b5d9d30d14e86e870c1ce461b855 ?

da147a2cd378183af1d19ecb655637b5b1deedb691fac25657d9d0e2a102e1be ?

Update the web

  • commit the project; use a message like Windows Build Tools v2.7-20161028 released
  • push the project
  • wait for the Travis build to complete; occasionally links to not work, and might need to restart the build
  • remember the post URL, since it must be updated in the release page

Note: initially the link to binaries points to the parent releases folder, otherwise Travis will complain and do not publish the site to

Create the release

  • for stable releases, be sure the master branch is up to date and set as default
  • go to the GitHub Releases page
  • click Draft a new release
  • name the tag like v2.7-20161028
  • select the master branch
  • name the release like GNU MCU Eclipse Windows Build Tools v2.7-20161028
  • as description
    • add a downloads badge like [![Github Releases (by Release)](](); use empty URL for now
    • copy the first paragraph from the Web release page
  • add a link to the Web page [Continue reading »](); use an empty URL for now
  • get URL from web and update the above links
  • attach binaries and SHA (drag and drop from the archives 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.

  • download_url:

Copy binaries to the archive

  • go to .../GNU MCU Eclipse/archive
  • move the latest binaries and SHA to releases/build-tools

Update the xPack

See the Maintainer info in the separate project.

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 MCU Eclipse
  • click Post to Facebook
  • check the post in the Facebook page