|Re: [embed-cdt-dev] Introduction|
On 4/13/20, Liviu Ionescu <ilg@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > >> On 13 Apr 2020, at 16:34, Donald Wilde <dwilde1@xxxxxxxxx> wrote: >> >> Hello, Liviu! >> >> Hope I can help you make this better! > > Hello Don, thank you, any help is highly appreciated! > >> I am currently working with a >> STM32 NUCLEO-F746-ZG board with an M7 on it, using the ST-supported >> tool set and FreeRTOS. > > Yes, that's a good platform to experiment with. > > My workhorse is STM32F4DISCOVERY, since it is more common. > >> What do you need help with first? > > Good question... > >> I use Ubuntu Linux as my desktop, >> but I have a Doze10 partition as well. > > I use macOS and lots of virtual machines, and even more docker images. > > Right now we are in the middle of the migration process to Eclipse > Foundation, there are mainly legal issues to solve, I don't think we can do > much to speed this up. > > As for priorities, I have so many sub-projects started in parallel, that I > don't know which one to handle first. > > From the Eclipse plug-ins point of view, I think that a refurbish of the > STM32F templates, or, in general, all Cortex-M templates, is long due. I love the M7 chip! It's mind-blowing how powerful and cheap that board is. I started with STD-bus boards with 8031 8-bitters on them that cost over a $grand apiece. Haven't dug into the smaller F4, but it's good to know that we have a cross-section of experience. I just responded to a recruiter query about a Qualcomm Snapdragon, another similar ARM chip. > > So, if you are interested, I suggest to take a look at the SiFive RISC-V > template plug-in, since this is the model I plan to use for the new template > projects. I actually looked into the SiFive RISC-V chip a while back -- I haunt eetimes.com regularly -- and I'll be glad to look at your ecosystem templates. > > The Eclipse plug-in is actually a wrapper over the CLI template, that can be > instantiated outside Eclipse: > > https://github.com/micro-os-plus/sifive-templates-xpack > > You don't have to spend much time on the RISC-V specifics, but I would > appreciate any help on the general design. > > > If you have any feedback, please let me know, preferably via the project > forum. We'll be talking! :D -- Don Wilde "Social programming generates beliefs, beliefs create attitudes, attitudes cause feelings, feelings cause us to act, and actions produce results -- good or bad." -- adapted from "What to Say When You Talk to Yourself," by Shad Helmstetter, Ph. D.
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