I am new at using Linux for ARM code development and am trying to get a toolchain working to compile code for ARMv8 cores. I am running Ubuntu on an x86 machine (so cross compiling) and want to use Eclipse as my IDE. I'm hoping that I can do that as most examples use command line/gcc. I have installed Eclipse which works fine. However I am unsure how to integrate the V 8.3 GNU MCU compiler (64-bit) such that I can open a project in Eclipse and compile it for an ARMv8 core. I did Help>Eclipse Marketplace and installed the GNU MCU Toolchain from there but I'm not convinced that that is the correct way. I would appreciate some direction.
prahsman said:I did Help>Eclipse Marketplace and installed the GNU MCU Toolchain from there
So what was the result?
Does it work?
If not, what are the problems?
As I mentioned above, I'm new to Eclipse, however I'm sure there's more required than just installing it and installing the GNU MCU compiler. I assume there are different compilers for different ARM cores; i.e. the compiler for ARMv4 is different than the one for ARMv8. Does clicking "installing GNU ARM Eclipse" install all of them? Where do they get installed? How do I select ARMv8 instead of ARMv4? Can I just compile a single file to check for compile errors (haven't found a way to do that yet)? Is there a good tutorial somewhere on how to get started using Eclipse to develop ARM projects for newbies?
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