Beagleboard software tools wish list

Hi,

Beagleboard is an excellent hardware platform, however from day one
is missing software tools for application
development.
The only one I know of is from CodeSourcery.
I would like to see something like CCS non commercial release covering
all the hardware aspects.
It should include a support for affordable JTAG (J-Link class), which
doesn't exist now.
I hope it will happen one day.

Jan

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Sent: Thursday, June 25, 2009 6:22 PM
To: Beagle Board
Subject: [beagleboard] Beagleboard software tools wish list

Hi,

Beagleboard is an excellent hardware platform, however from day one
is missing software tools for application
development.
The only one I know of is from CodeSourcery.
I would like to see something like CCS non commercial release covering
all the hardware aspects.
It should include a support for affordable JTAG (J-Link class), which
doesn't exist now.
I hope it will happen one day.

What about CCSV4? TI are planning on releasing RC1 by mid July, but you can
download the beta version now. The current Beta5 has some problems with
Linux Aware Debugging, but TI have fixed this and I can confirm that RC1
does work really well with a Blackhawk USB560 or XDS560 JTAG emulator. CCSV4
enables the simultaneous debugging of both ARM and DSP code.
http://tiexpressdsp.com/index.php?title=Linux_Aware_Debug
http://tiexpressdsp.com/index.php/Category:Code_Composer_Studio_v4

I hope this helps.
Kind Regards
John

You know what would be more awesome: development tools for a $129
board that didn't cost $5000.

As an example: http://www.toshiba-components.com/microcontroller/TMPA910.html

This is a ~600 EURO development kit that includes a Segger JLink,
serial cable, ethernet cable, USB cable, full software on DVD, an
OpenFirmware-compliant firmware solution and Linux support from Genesi
including a full set of training materials (PDF presentations for
everything from Hello World to flashing the board to building kernels
and complex stuff like MPlayer) and a VMware virtual machine so you
can start to develop within minutes. There are also other support
options for Linux such as the stuff from Florian to OpenEmbedded).

We're working on other ARM-based devices right now (especially around
the Freescale i.MX515) which will also come with similar amounts of
developer support. It's sometimes not enough to get a cheap board out
of the door and onto a reseller like DigiKey :slight_smile:

Op 27 jul 2009 om 18:47 heeft NekoXP <mwsealey@googlemail.com> het volgende geschreven:\

You know what would be more awesome: development tools for a $129
board that didn't cost $5000.

As an example: http://www.toshiba-components.com/microcontroller/TMPA910.html

This is a ~600 EURO development kit that includes a Segger JLink,
serial cable, ethernet cable, USB cable, full software on DVD, an
OpenFirmware-compliant firmware solution and Linux support from Genesi
including a full set of training materials (PDF presentations for
everything from Hello World to flashing the board to building kernels
and complex stuff like MPlayer) and a VMware virtual machine so you
can start to develop within minutes. There are also other support
options for Linux such as the stuff from Florian to OpenEmbedded).

and your oe support is different from the beagleboard one how?