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Replacement for MPIDE

Created Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:03:59 +0000 by majenko


Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:03:59 +0000

If you're anything like me you find the MPIDE (and the Arduino IDE) too primitive. However, the convenience of it makes it preferable to waiting a week for MPLAB-X to load for creating a simple project.

Well, now there's an alternative.

I took MPIDE and fed it through a mangle. Out the other end popped UECIDE - Universal Embedded Computing IDE.

There's hardly any of the original code in there any more - so much of it has been ripped out and re-written from scratch that it's pretty much unrecognisable.

It's still highly experimental, so expect there to be bugs and errors ;) but if you want to try it out and feed back your experiences with it we'll get those bugs and errors eradicated.

A short summary of things that have been done:

  • Replaced the editor with one that supports proper C++ highlighting and code folding
  • Powerful plugin system to give an extensible environment
  • Proper ANSI serial terminal
  • Many internals re-written to be more logical
  • and much much more.

Grab your own copy from [url][/url] and give it a whirl...


Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:12:48 +0000

Nice, I'll give it a whirl and let you know.

I use Visual studio at the minute but it's a bit laborious switching to mpide to compile.


Sun, 08 Sep 2013 18:46:29 +0000

It has matured a little since that post... I now use it as my default development IDE in preference to MPIDE, Arduino, etc. It still has its foibles, but it's getting there.