Looking for a Better IDE

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by Jacob Christ » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:59 pm

whoover wrote:QT Designer has the luxury of only providing support for C++
I could be mistaken but I think its pretty easy to change the regular expressions in QT Creator to support other languages.

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by Mark » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:30 am

avenue33 wrote: So let's go for a NetBeans implementation.

Microchip / Diligent team, are you hearing :?: We fully support you :!:
We are going to be working on new stuff down the road. We have already discussed Netbeans and Eclipse. Of the 2, we will probably go towards Netbeans because of MPLAB-X

The issue at the moment is time.. We are working adding a bunch of stuff to Chipkit/arduino to enhance support of the pic32. Then we have to move forward to fully support Arduino 1.0, then we will be looking at the various options for a better Arduino style IDE, QT, Netbeans, Eclipse, (insert your favorite here), all are on the table.

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by avenue33 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:35 am

Mark,

Thank you for the update on the roadmap.

I see there are many exciting things for 2012!

Good luck to the team!

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by rasmadrak » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:56 pm

A few suggestions:

1) Add option to Auto-open serial console after upload. It's quite tedious to manually open the serial console after each upload when developing serial-heavy applications.

2) It would be nice if the board and port setting was saved together with the PDE files instead of being global, and also changed automatically when a PDE is being focused/uploaded. I'm developing for several boards and it's tedious as well to manually remember to change the board and port etc. (Especially when they're named usbSerial0319312 etc..)

3) It would be nice to be able to double click the error messages to get to the line-number that fails to compile. (In case you get a plugin going for other, more complete, developing softwares this might be redundant).

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by avenue33 » Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:34 pm

I know I'm providing an answer to my own question. Anyway, I've been working on using Xcode for MPIDE and consolidating many different works.

Please find the third release of :arrow: mpideXcode.
Feb 04, 2012 release c - code-sense operational wrote:Code-sense
1. Go to Project > mpideXcode > Search Paths,
2. Define HEADER_SEARCH_PATHS = $(ARDUINO_DIR)/** $(SKETCHBOOK_DIR)/Libraries/**
3. Go to Project > Index > Build Phases > Compile Sources,
4. Add all .h and .cpp files

Bugs and To Do
• Closer integration of the serial console
• Integrate help from Arduino .html files
Enjoy :)

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by avenue33 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:06 pm

Please find a project and a template for Xcode at this :arrow: thread.

Xcode inner structure is rather secretive, so any help is welcomed!

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by ahnise » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:43 pm

A MPLAB X integration would probably be the best approach. The new version is based on net beans and you would be able to source level debug the code.

There was mention of a document which shows how to do this (at least to some extent) which is posted elsewhere on this site. Unfortunately the download link is broken. Any alternative way to get this file ?

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by KeithV » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:00 pm

Here are my class notes on how to debug/edit sketches with MPLAB-X

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by avenue33 » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:56 pm

KeithV wrote:Here are my class notes on how to debug/edit sketches with MPLAB-X
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Thanks for the tutorial. Any project to release the nobootloader.ld for chipKIT PGM with WiFire WF32 DP32?

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Re: Looking for a Better IDE

Post by zefron » Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:13 am

thanks you very much for the useful data.....
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