Logic Technology: GNU/Eclipse IDE for ARM now available for use on Linux workstations
The just-released version 8.0 of Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE is now available for use on both/either Windows and Linux development machines.The Linux hosting announcement is expected to widely increase the popularity of this tool. Developers now have the choice of hosting Atollic TrueSTUDIO on Windows, Linux or mixed hosting environments. Additionally, Linux servers have become increasingly popular for larger development teams who use centralized servers for nightly builds.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE is built on the foundation of the open source GNU compiler (GCC) and GNU debugger (GDB) with a number of commercial enhancements and extensions. The GNU C/C++ compiler and debugger tools are now the de-facto standard and default tool solution for embedded development. Smaller companies appreciate the better return on investment compared to traditional proprietary tools; and large, multinational corporations who value a tool-chain that works with almost all CPU architectures in common use, and commercial tools based on open source help avoid vendor lock-in.
Atollic TrueSTUDIO IDE is available in two editions: TrueSTUDIO Lite can be downloaded and used for free with no code-size restrictions and is ideal for prototyping, proof-of-concept, and new hardware evaluation; while TrueSTUDIO Pro—a paid upgrade edition—is described as the essential toolkit for ARM development because of its collection of powerful professional development tools and utilities along with technical support. Some of these are event- and exception trace, system optimization, live expressions, memory analysis, hard fault diagnosis and RTOS-aware debugging.