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Re: [cdt-dev] future of Arduino specific support in CDT


Do we need to hurry with the decision? I don't think the Arduino support code is something specific from the quality perspective to be deprecated above all :) Especially if people are still interested to use it.

I suggest to think about the component lifecycle from the SimRel perspective:
- incubation (not yet in the SimRel)
- mature (a part of SimRel)
- legacy (already out of SimRel)
- retired (no downstream, archived)
As far as I know there is a plan to have more strict checks for SimRel contributions. And as a result there will be a diffusion between "mature" and "legacy" sets of components.

And yes, I plan to touch the Arduino set of bundles as well, but this is not in the top of my list ATM.


31.12.2019 3:31, Jonah Graham пишет:
Hello folks,

Unfortunately it seems the issues in Arduino plug-ins are unlikely to be addressed any time soon. Therefore I suggest we deprecate the Arduino plug-ins and schedule them for deletion.

The topic of deleting deprecated code has come up a few times recently and at the moment CDT does not have a fixed plan or policy on how to do this. I plan to make a proposal at some point, but if anyone has ideas on how they would like to see the project handle deleting deprecated code please do share.

And, if someone does intend to work on the Arduino plug-ins, please speak up or let me know off-list if you want to have a discussion first of what is involved.

Thank you,

Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

On Mon, 16 Dec 2019 at 14:26, Jonah Graham <jonah@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Hello folks,

A while back Doug spent quite a bit of effort adding specific Arduino support into CDT. There are a few plug-ins that integrate Eclipse CDT with the Arduino ecosystem, allowing for example to download Arduino packages.

At the moment this set of bundles is not being maintained by any active commiter. People are still using it, and bugs are being reported against it. The latter is a very big positive as I see it as it means that users are interested enough to report bugs against the software - some even with workarounds and detailed instructions on how to reproduce.

Can someone have a look at some of these:

Bug 558307 - Project clean rule unable to remove file (contains a probable fix)
Bug 552861 & Bug 552354 - Arduino Download Manager issues
Bug 543699 - Simple project that compiles with legacy Arduous IDE, but not Eclipse plug-ins (contains a simple example project)

The full list of open bugs is: cdt-arduino bugs


Jonah Graham
Kichwa Coders

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