Some Questions: IDE for GCC

Started by unity0724 February 19, 2005

Hi, Some Questions:

My Arm GCC for LPC21xx is not very well setup on my PC,
and thinking of...

a) UltraEdit+GCC
Had anybody tried using UltraEdit32 as simple IDE
for GCC? I'm thinking of buying a copy of UltraEdit32
and use it on either GCC from gnuarm.com or codesourcery.
I only need a good editor with capability of calling the
GCC Compiler+linker. Capability of able to move you
directly to the code line with errors once you click on the
compilation status windows (as in Ms Visual Studio) is NOT
needed.
I'm using windows' notepad for source file editing now...

b) Visual Studio as IDE for GCC?
I've a copy of Ms Visual Studio Ver6. Is it possible/
difficult to customise the Ms IDE for GCC??
Will only try that if somebody says is a piece of cake..

c) Windows CE .net 4.2/Platform builder
Anybody uses Windows CE .net for embedded code development??
Is WEIRD idea but this software package might have a compiler
which is able to compile anything down to embedded boot code
and etc, and it comes with a very very huge, scale-able OS....

Regards /MH


An Engineer's Guide to the LPC2100 Series

unity0724 wrote:
>
> Hi, Some Questions:
>
> My Arm GCC for LPC21xx is not very well setup on my PC,
> and thinking of...
>
> a) UltraEdit+GCC
> Had anybody tried using UltraEdit32 as simple IDE
> for GCC? I'm thinking of buying a copy of UltraEdit32
> and use it on either GCC from gnuarm.com or codesourcery.
> I only need a good editor with capability of calling the
> GCC Compiler+linker. Capability of able to move you
> directly to the code line with errors once you click on the
> compilation status windows (as in Ms Visual Studio) is NOT
> needed.
> I'm using windows' notepad for source file editing now...
>
> b) Visual Studio as IDE for GCC?
> I've a copy of Ms Visual Studio Ver6. Is it possible/
> difficult to customise the Ms IDE for GCC??
> Will only try that if somebody says is a piece of cake..
>
> c) Windows CE .net 4.2/Platform builder
> Anybody uses Windows CE .net for embedded code development??
> Is WEIRD idea but this software package might have a compiler
> which is able to compile anything down to embedded boot code
> and etc, and it comes with a very very huge, scale-able OS....
>
> Regards /MH
>

I have used UltraEdit+GCC for LPC20xx development in the past. Not much comfort like in VS but at
least syntax highlighting and some pretty good text editing capabilities. I now use IBM's Eclipse
3.0 and I don't wish back to the old days of Ultra Edit. Eclipse with the CDT plugin (needed for C
development) is a powerful yet flexible (and free!) IDE allowing easy integration of different
compilers and other tools (like the LPC download utility). IMHO, it plays in the same league as VS
(no flamewar if anyone disagrees, please).
There is a very good tutorial at
http://www.newmicros.com/download/appnotes/ARM/TiniARM_Dev_Eclipse.pdf (12MB file!)
describing how to setup cygwin, gcc, eclipse, boot loader - in short, everything you need to start
developing for the LPC2000 family. Give it a try, you won't be dissapointed (except, may be, by the
startup time of Eclipse - it's written in JAVA entirely).

HTH,
Jens


Yeah I use UltraEdit32 right now for my IDE with GCC. Works great. I love it. Output window, function keys to run compiler. Highly recommended.

Chris.

----- Original Message -----
From: Jens Hildebrandt
To:
Sent: Saturday, February 19, 2005 7:25 AM
Subject: Re: [lpc2000] Some Questions: IDE for GCC unity0724 wrote:
>
> Hi, Some Questions:
>
> My Arm GCC for LPC21xx is not very well setup on my PC,
> and thinking of...
>
> a) UltraEdit+GCC
> Had anybody tried using UltraEdit32 as simple IDE
> for GCC? I'm thinking of buying a copy of UltraEdit32
> and use it on either GCC from gnuarm.com or codesourcery.
> I only need a good editor with capability of calling the
> GCC Compiler+linker. Capability of able to move you
> directly to the code line with errors once you click on the
> compilation status windows (as in Ms Visual Studio) is NOT
> needed.
> I'm using windows' notepad for source file editing now...
>
> b) Visual Studio as IDE for GCC?
> I've a copy of Ms Visual Studio Ver6. Is it possible/
> difficult to customise the Ms IDE for GCC??
> Will only try that if somebody says is a piece of cake..
>
> c) Windows CE .net 4.2/Platform builder
> Anybody uses Windows CE .net for embedded code development??
> Is WEIRD idea but this software package might have a compiler
> which is able to compile anything down to embedded boot code
> and etc, and it comes with a very very huge, scale-able OS....
>
> Regards /MH
>

I have used UltraEdit+GCC for LPC20xx development in the past. Not much comfort like in VS but at
least syntax highlighting and some pretty good text editing capabilities. I now use IBM's Eclipse
3.0 and I don't wish back to the old days of Ultra Edit. Eclipse with the CDT plugin (needed for C
development) is a powerful yet flexible (and free!) IDE allowing easy integration of different
compilers and other tools (like the LPC download utility). IMHO, it plays in the same league as VS
(no flamewar if anyone disagrees, please).
There is a very good tutorial at
http://www.newmicros.com/download/appnotes/ARM/TiniARM_Dev_Eclipse.pdf (12MB file!)
describing how to setup cygwin, gcc, eclipse, boot loader - in short, everything you need to start
developing for the LPC2000 family. Give it a try, you won't be dissapointed (except, may be, by the
startup time of Eclipse - it's written in JAVA entirely).

HTH,
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You can get a very nice free source code editor at
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

It can be configured to call external programs such as a compiler or
linker, so you could use it as a simple IDE.

Hope this helps.

Dave Sidlauskas

--- In , Jens Hildebrandt <jens38769@g...> wrote:
> unity0724 wrote:
> >
> > Hi, Some Questions:
> >
> > My Arm GCC for LPC21xx is not very well setup on my PC,
> > and thinking of...
> >
> > a) UltraEdit+GCC
> > Had anybody tried using UltraEdit32 as simple IDE
> > for GCC? I'm thinking of buying a copy of UltraEdit32
> > and use it on either GCC from gnuarm.com or codesourcery.
> > I only need a good editor with capability of calling the
> > GCC Compiler+linker. Capability of able to move you
> > directly to the code line with errors once you click on the
> > compilation status windows (as in Ms Visual Studio) is NOT
> > needed.
> > I'm using windows' notepad for source file editing now...
> >
> > b) Visual Studio as IDE for GCC?
> > I've a copy of Ms Visual Studio Ver6. Is it possible/
> > difficult to customise the Ms IDE for GCC??
> > Will only try that if somebody says is a piece of cake..
> >
> > c) Windows CE .net 4.2/Platform builder
> > Anybody uses Windows CE .net for embedded code development??
> > Is WEIRD idea but this software package might have a compiler
> > which is able to compile anything down to embedded boot code
> > and etc, and it comes with a very very huge, scale-able OS....
> >
> > Regards /MH
> >
>
> I have used UltraEdit+GCC for LPC20xx development in the past. Not
much comfort like in VS but at
> least syntax highlighting and some pretty good text editing
capabilities. I now use IBM's Eclipse
> 3.0 and I don't wish back to the old days of Ultra Edit. Eclipse
with the CDT plugin (needed for C
> development) is a powerful yet flexible (and free!) IDE allowing
easy integration of different
> compilers and other tools (like the LPC download utility). IMHO, it
plays in the same league as VS
> (no flamewar if anyone disagrees, please).
> There is a very good tutorial at
>
http://www.newmicros.com/download/appnotes/ARM/TiniARM_Dev_Eclipse.pdf
(12MB file!)
> describing how to setup cygwin, gcc, eclipse, boot loader - in
short, everything you need to start
> developing for the LPC2000 family. Give it a try, you won't be
dissapointed (except, may be, by the
> startup time of Eclipse - it's written in JAVA entirely).
>
> HTH,
> Jens




--- In , "unity0724" <unity0724@y...> wrote:
>
> Hi, Some Questions:
>
> My Arm GCC for LPC21xx is not very well setup on my PC,
> and thinking of...
>
> a) UltraEdit+GCC
> Had anybody tried using UltraEdit32 as simple IDE
> for GCC? I'm thinking of buying a copy of UltraEdit32
> and use it on either GCC from gnuarm.com or codesourcery.
> I only need a good editor with capability of calling the
> GCC Compiler+linker. Capability of able to move you
> directly to the code line with errors once you click on the
> compilation status windows (as in Ms Visual Studio) is NOT
> needed.
> I'm using windows' notepad for source file editing now...
>
> b) Visual Studio as IDE for GCC?
> I've a copy of Ms Visual Studio Ver6. Is it possible/
> difficult to customise the Ms IDE for GCC??
> Will only try that if somebody says is a piece of cake..
>
> c) Windows CE .net 4.2/Platform builder
> Anybody uses Windows CE .net for embedded code development??
> Is WEIRD idea but this software package might have a compiler
> which is able to compile anything down to embedded boot code
> and etc, and it comes with a very very huge, scale-able OS....
>
> Regards /MH

Visual Studio is not to hard to use but you have to maintain the
makefile yourself - external makefile.
Eclipse is ok but a huge download and a bit of an overkill.
Could look at Dev-Cpp http://www.bloodshed.net - small and simple.

Regards
Spen




--- In , "unity0724" <unity0724@y...> wrote:
>
> Hi, Some Questions:
>
> My Arm GCC for LPC21xx is not very well setup on my PC,
> and thinking of...
>
[Suggestions snipped]

I would suggest using Dev-C++. This comes setup to work with mingw,
and there is a howto available to set it up to work with arm-elf-gcc.
http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

Regards
Anton Erasmus



Il giorno dom, 20-02-2005 alle 02:32 -0800, ha
scritto:
> Yeah I use UltraEdit32 right now for my IDE with GCC. Works great. I love it. Output window, function keys to run compiler. Highly recommended.

But for step debugging???

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--- In , FabioDB <fabiodib@e...> wrote:
> Il giorno dom, 20-02-2005 alle 02:32 -0800, sig5534@h... ha
> scritto:
> > Yeah I use UltraEdit32 right now for my IDE with GCC. Works
great. I love it. Output window, function keys to run compiler.
Highly recommended.
>
> But for step debugging???
>
> --
> FabioDB <fabiodib@e...>
> Altraqua

Just use Insight for debugging

Regards
Spen



I use the Signum Systems JetJTAG, and their Chameleon software. They had to fix a bunch of bugs and support for the LPC2000 cpus, but they finally got it working. Works great. Very happy with it. Their debugging software Chameleon is very good.

Chris.
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From: FabioDB
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Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 3:47 AM
Subject: Re: [lpc2000] Some Questions: IDE for GCC Il giorno dom, 20-02-2005 alle 02:32 -0800, ha
scritto:
> Yeah I use UltraEdit32 right now for my IDE with GCC. Works great. I love it. Output window, function keys to run compiler. Highly recommended.

But for step debugging???

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