Anybody using PIC32 and Harmony? Successfully?

Started by Dave Nadler May 29, 2018
Select option -> Generate Code -> Build -> Build fails.
Select different option -> Generate Code -> Build -> Build fails.
Try yet another option -> Generate Code -> Build -> Build fails.

Harmony is a giant framework where you select from hundreds of
options (drivers, TCP stack, etc), then generate your application's frame.
It favors a monster-loop state machine, at a point where the application
complexity (something needing PIC32 with 2MB flash and 512kb RAM)
makes this a loosing proposition.
RTOS options were pasted on later and appear to be 2nd class citizens.
Its a bit different than just pulling the drivers you need from
a vendor-provided library.
And it seems to generate a frame that doesn't build (for anything I've tried).

Is anyone using this successfully?
We were asked to quote a job using a newer PIC32MZ, though some of
the chip's attractive features have bugs making them potentially useless
for the customer application (like the crypto block).

Thanks!
Best Regards, Dave
I've been sticking to an older version of MPLAB X specifically to avoid using
Harmony. For the most part we've been using PIC32MX chips and I've had a good
experience with the deprecated PLIB functions, been able to do everything I need
with those.
I think we had a project that was looking at an MZ part and noticed that the
pre-Harmony versions of MPLAB did not support those, if I remember correctly.

I once did the initial bring-up of one board and the layout of another, each with
the same PIC32MX on board, and passed them both to a colleague who actually chose to
work with Harmony and apparently didn't have any issue. I tried installing a newer
MPLAB and Harmony just to give it a try for the sake of getting up to date and
getting more uniformity with what my colleagues are doing, but I took a short look
at it and went back to the old MPLAB X.