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Assembling your own
IDE for hardware design
Dr. Ir. Philippe Faes
Dr. Ir. Hendrik Eeckhaut
Overview
● Eclipse
○ What is Eclipse
○ Why is it so slow
● Installing
○ Organizing Eclipse
○ Installing multiple plugins
●...
What is Eclipse?
● Integrated Development Environment
● Community
● Modular
● Extensible
● Multi-language
Industry standar...
Why is Eclipse so slow?
Startup time is longer than notepad / Vim / ...
but: Think about what you get in return.
Getting o...
Organizing Eclipse
● One or several Eclipse installations?
● Update cycle
○ managed by IT department?
○ never update?
○ co...
Installing multiple plug-ins
● Share with your colleagues
○ Export / Import list of plugins
File > Export > Install > Inst...
Languages
Dozens of languages supported.
Java, most prominently. but also:
● C / C++
● Tcl
● Python
● VHDL / (System)Veril...
How to create documentation
● Doxygen (all languages)
● JavaDoc (Java)
● Sigasi documentation generator (VHDL)
● HTML
● Wi...
● See which files have changed since the
latest commit
● Commit, annotate (praise), diff
Supporting:
● Subversion
● GIT
● ...
Warnings
● Java:
○ Java annotations:
// @SuppressWarnings(“unused”)
● Language independent:
○ MarkerManager:
-- @suppress
● Find tasks (from issue tracker)
● Track changes
● Track which file you need for a task
● Commit to version control, usin...
Customization
● External Tools
○ run a command, optionally based on selected file
● Custom builder
○ automatically run com...
Domain Specific languages
Refrigerator description
Cooling algorithm
Code Generation
C-code
Documenation
Domain specific
s...
The Eclipse Marketplace
The Eclipse Marketplace is where you
find all these nice plugins.
https://marketplace.eclipse.org/...
List of interesting plugins
https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/mylyn-wikitext
https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content...
List of interesting plugins
Revision control:
https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/egit-git-team-provider
https://marke...
Free trial
Get a free 2-month trial of the Sigasi IDE:
http://www.sigasi.com/plc2-2015
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Plc2 2015 your own ide

  1. 1. Assembling your own IDE for hardware design Dr. Ir. Philippe Faes Dr. Ir. Hendrik Eeckhaut
  2. 2. Overview ● Eclipse ○ What is Eclipse ○ Why is it so slow ● Installing ○ Organizing Eclipse ○ Installing multiple plugins ● Plugins ○ Languages ○ Create documentation ○ Version Control ○ Warnings ○ Team: Mylyn ● Customization ○ Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) ● The Eclipse Marketplace ● List of interesting Plugins
  3. 3. What is Eclipse? ● Integrated Development Environment ● Community ● Modular ● Extensible ● Multi-language Industry standard in HW design community
  4. 4. Why is Eclipse so slow? Startup time is longer than notepad / Vim / ... but: Think about what you get in return. Getting on an airplane is a lot slower than getting into your car. That does not make your car faster than an airplane.
  5. 5. Organizing Eclipse ● One or several Eclipse installations? ● Update cycle ○ managed by IT department? ○ never update? ○ continually update? ○ File > Import > Install > From Existing Installation http://support.sigasi.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/140 ● Sharing settings across your team ○ http://support.sigasi.com/Knowledgebase/Article/View/77
  6. 6. Installing multiple plug-ins ● Share with your colleagues ○ Export / Import list of plugins File > Export > Install > Installed software items ● Managed by your IT department ○ Genuitec SDC ○ https://yoxos.eclipsesource.com/ ○ Eclipse Oomph (new) ○ Local mirror
  7. 7. Languages Dozens of languages supported. Java, most prominently. but also: ● C / C++ ● Tcl ● Python ● VHDL / (System)Verilog ● XML / HTML / CSS ● Wikitext (e.g. Markdown; used for documentation) ● and much more...
  8. 8. How to create documentation ● Doxygen (all languages) ● JavaDoc (Java) ● Sigasi documentation generator (VHDL) ● HTML ● Wikitext / Markdown ● LaTeX
  9. 9. ● See which files have changed since the latest commit ● Commit, annotate (praise), diff Supporting: ● Subversion ● GIT ● Clearcase ● Perforce ● ... Version control
  10. 10. Warnings ● Java: ○ Java annotations: // @SuppressWarnings(“unused”) ● Language independent: ○ MarkerManager: -- @suppress
  11. 11. ● Find tasks (from issue tracker) ● Track changes ● Track which file you need for a task ● Commit to version control, using correct task reference For example: GitHub, Trac, Jira, ... Team connectors: Mylyn
  12. 12. Customization ● External Tools ○ run a command, optionally based on selected file ● Custom builder ○ automatically run command as part of compilation ● Process output of external tools ○ generate warning markers in your source files ● Create a plugin ○ plain plugin ○ Xtext ○ Zest
  13. 13. Domain Specific languages Refrigerator description Cooling algorithm Code Generation C-code Documenation Domain specific simulator http://www.voelter.de/data/presentations/RefrigeratorsAndDSLs.pdf
  14. 14. The Eclipse Marketplace The Eclipse Marketplace is where you find all these nice plugins. https://marketplace.eclipse.org/ or Click Help > Eclipse Marketplace…
  15. 15. List of interesting plugins https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/mylyn-wikitext https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/sigasi-vhdl-plugin https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/marker-manager https://eclipse.org/dltk/ (used for Tcl) https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/pydev-python-ide-eclipse https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/open-explorer https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/mousefeed https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/eclox (for Doxygen) https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/anyedit-tools (editor extensions)
  16. 16. List of interesting plugins Revision control: https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/egit-git-team-provider https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/subversive-svn-team-provider https://marketplace.eclipse.org/content/p4eclipse http://sourceforge.net/projects/eclipse-ccase/ clearcase Mylyn connectors http://www.eclipse.org/mylyn/
  17. 17. Free trial Get a free 2-month trial of the Sigasi IDE: http://www.sigasi.com/plc2-2015

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