I have finally got a VM of Catalina up and running for testing. Apple's decision to drop all 32-bit support is a real pain.
Still - I have now got new versions of ctags, avrdude, and avr-gcc up and running that work on Catalina. I guess that ARM based boards should be my next target for investigation. I know that PIC32 is going to have to wait until Microchip finally provide us with an updated compiler that's built for 64-bit.
We now have the first glimmer of support for RISC-V chips in UECIDE!
If you haven't come across RISC-V yet (where have you been hiding?!) they are the most recent newcomer to the MCU and SoC block.
RISC-V is MIPS re-created from the ground up. MIPS has been with us for many many years. I myself used to use MIPS based DEC workstations back in my university days. Nowadays MIPS is in most home WiFi routers, and it's the ISA of choice for the PIC32 microcontrollers that we all love.
Version 2.0.6 of the chipKIT core has just been been released.
This version has been pushed to the Testing repository to confirm all packaging is correct - if you want to try it, make sure you have the Testing repository enabled in the Plugin Manager. If all goes well it should be released to the Master repository in about a week.
I have begun work on STM32F1 and STM32F4 support courtesy of Roger Clark's Arduino core. It's very much experimental at the moment, and we only have the STM32F4-DISCOVERY and Maple Mini boards in there (along with the JYETech DSO138 which is what prompted me to get these chips supported).
Ok, I have finally finished the first stage of tidying up the package repository. It's now as it all should be. The old repos, though, are now empty except for one package: the repositories package (System / Repositories / UECIDE Master Repository). You need to ensure that you have updated that to the latest version before you will see the repository content properly.
The second stage is just getting all the libraries categorised right, but that's not important - it won't really impact you at all.
Running this server costs money. This server not only hosts this website, but is also the main build platform for creating the download files for UECIDE. Just a couple of pounds (or Dollars, Yen, Mongolian tögrög... we're not fussy) can help to offset the costs.