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Re: [cdt-dev] CDT Call Wednesday 6 Nov

Hello folks,

Please find the minutes below of today's call, if you find something misunderstood/reported, please edit the markdown: - I will endeavour to find a good permanent home for this.

Our next call is 4 Dec, right in the middle of RC1 for 2019-12 release.



  1. c. Try to make it that only features are relying on newest version of platform. This is how we did it in the past:

  2. EclipseCon Europe Summary

  • New IP Process for Dependencies
    • CQ process going away
    • as far as possible fully automated
    • can be integrated into Maven builds
    • Rolling out before all tools are in place
    • Maven and npm already working, so we should be ok
    • TODO (Jonah): Ping emo@eclipse if and when yarn is supported
  • Planning on removing Project Navigator from the Platform
  • New Arduino IDE based on Eclipse Theia
    • Alpha version released
    • Advanced mode with normal debugging functionality
  • Demo of Tracecompass with traceprotocol in Theia
    • Lots of rendering in server instead of IDE
    • Progressing quite well
  • Expressif talk
    • Using core build cmake support
    • Encountered a few issues
    • Some API missing, patches have come and more in the future
  • Lots of discussions about future Java versions
  1. GNU MCU Plug-ins
  • Liviu gave overview of what it is (ARM and Risc-V)
  • New project proposal to bring it to Eclipse
  • Perhaps 1 more week until public
  • TODO (Jonah): Notify cdt-dev once public
  • Fred @ Eclipse Foundation convinced Liviu to bring it to the foundation
  • General consensus is a new EPP package rather than add it
  • Discussion needed on how to resolve different cross compiler support, GME and existing CDT is different
  • Not much enthusiasm for cmsis, instead xpacks being developed to overcome limitations
  • xpacks is an extension on npm modules, distributed by npmjs servers
  1. Other business
  • Liviu discussed other features, especially new builder:
    • xpack system has its own build system, including something that is equivalent to Managed Build in CDT and a future builder more akin to cmake
    • Instead of xml file cdt uses, uses a JSON file
    • Where does toolchain info come from? Either JSON or in the tool itself
    • Where is code? npm application
    • More detailed discussions happened on this topic that hasn’t been captured in the minutes.

Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

On Fri, 1 Nov 2019 at 13:20, Jonah Graham <jonah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello folks,

We have our monthly meeting coming up next week. We have a few items for the agenda already. Please let me know if you have any additional topics to discuss or please just add to the agenda direct. 

  • Location: :computer: Zoom Meeting (full details)
  • Date: Nov 6, 2019 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
  • Agenda (with person leading the section)
  1. Welcome and sign yourself in
  2. Next Release
    a. 2019-12 & CDT 9.10
    a. Cross compiling of natives
    b. Target Platform
  3. EclipseCon Europe Summary
  4. GNU MCU Plug-ins coming to Eclipse
     Liviu or  Jonah


Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

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