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Acorn Arcade forums: News and features: DDE tools update released
 

DDE tools update released

Posted by Mark Stephens on 07:21, 6/4/2018 |
 
ROOL has released a new update for their toolset, DDE28b. As the name suggests, this is not a major update but incremental tweaks and bug fixes to the tools. Reading through the Changelogs, changes are in !CC, !DDT, !ObjAsm and !ResTest and ddt module has also been updated.
 
This is now the default version for new customers. Existing customers have been sent a zip with the changes to copy over the existing release.
 
In their email to users, ROOL also mention additional bounties for further support for ARM processors.
 
Tools are critical to the survival of any platform so good to see ongoing improvements on DDE.
 
Bounty link
 
 
  DDE tools update released
  Elesar (16:32 7/4/2018)
  nytrex (10:37 8/4/2018)
    Elesar (18:38 9/4/2018)
      nytrex (05:47 10/4/2018)
 
Robert Sprowson Message #124269, posted by Elesar at 16:32, 7/4/2018
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The update was a nice surprise and shows their commitment to the tool chain.

However, it would be good if DDT was made (much) more useful. All the primitives are there: breakpoints, watchpoints, single stepping, inspecting variables, source code correlation, but it's so clumsy to use having to open the menus each time to access 1 bit of functionality. With some reorganisation it could be made to look like a "standard" debugger with all those things on the view at the same time (because internally the code must be there to do each one) given monitors are much bigger now.
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Alan Robertson Message #124270, posted by nytrex at 10:37, 8/4/2018, in reply to message #124269
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Do you know who is updating the DDE tools these days?
I believe Codemist has closed down, so I assumed there would be no more updates coming from them.
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Robert Sprowson Message #124271, posted by Elesar at 18:38, 9/4/2018, in reply to message #124270
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Do you know who is updating the DDE tools these days?
I believe Codemist has closed down, so I assumed there would be no more updates coming from them.
This post mentions that the last drop from Codemist was 1990's, so there were already no updates coming from them (for the main C compiler).

Post 2007 they're updated by ROOL.

I have, in the last 6 months, also spoken to Ben Avison about C11 features which could be supported - there's some useful stuff in there for multi core support at the language level which would be nice.

[Edited by Elesar at 18:45, 9/4/2018]
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Alan Robertson Message #124272, posted by nytrex at 05:47, 10/4/2018, in reply to message #124271
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Thanks for the information and links - it looks like I somehow missed (or forgotten) that ROOL updated the DDE these days.
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