|EMF, oAW and "Code Composer Studio 4" (CCS4) [message #531352]
||Tue, 04 May 2010 15:18
Registered: May 2010
I'm using Texas Instruments' Code Composer Studio 4 (TI's CCS4). CCS4 is used as an IDE for TI digital signal processors.|
CCS4 is based on Eclipse 3.2 (that is, Callisto). It uses many of the services provided by the "C Development Tools" (CDT). CCS4 makes some additions to Eclipse 3.2 to allow for connecting to embedded development boards, uploading embedded code to these ports and such stuff. CCS4 comes with a bunch of Eclipse plugins (e.g. com.ti.ccstudio.blablabla.jar)
I would like to...
1. ...use the current (Ganymede) or future (Helios) versions of EMF and oAW (that is, Xtend, Xpand, and MWE) ...
2.... together with CCS4 (Callisto).
(Background: I want to bring MDSD to the embedded world)
Do you think there is a minimal chance of getting CCS4 work with the current EMF and oAW tools?
As far as I understand, Eclipse's APIs change considerably with every yearly new release. This makes it hard to integrate old-version Eclipse tools (CCSv4) with new-version Eclipse tools (current EMF and oAW tools). Unfortunately, when some company (TI) decides not to be on pace with Eclipse's yearly release cycles, it hinders the integration of their tools with current tools.
What are your thoughts?
|Re: EMF, oAW and "Code Composer Studio 4" (CCS4) [message #531410 is a reply to message #531352]
||Tue, 04 May 2010 19:00
| Karsten Thoms
Registered: July 2009
in oAW we try to be as backward compatible as possible. This is not always completely possible, and in fact Xpand relies on EMF 2.5 for some minor parts. How EMF is dependent on a specific Eclipse version I cannot predict, but I would guess it would also be possible to backport it. I am sure that it won't work out of the box and requires some effort.
On the other hand it could be an option to migrate the toolsuite to Galileo. Also this should not be impossible.
Which approach is the better one must be analysed. I doubt that there is concrete experience available, i.e. someone who have backported the plugins, and answering this question could exceed what we could do in this forum. Of course, if you ask concrete questions you will get answers here.
This is mostly a matter of the business case, I'm quite sure that it would be technically solvable, and most likely it would take some effort. Most certainly the plugins have to be patched to get them working on Callisto. If the business case allows it you might consider to assign some experts on that.
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