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XDCtools Release Notes

January 05, 2010

Introduction, Documentation, License, What's New, Upgrade & Compatibility Information, Host Support, Dependencies, Device Support, Validation Info, Known Issues, Version Information, Technical Support.


RTSC / XDC (eXpanDed C) is a standard for reusable software components, optimized for real-time embedded systems. RTSC components have hardware-neutral formal interfaces, are configurable offline to optimize memory and performance, and support custom automation in the development environment via a scripting language.

The XDCtools product includes the following components:

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The product documentation for this release is available in two formats:

Both formats are delivered with the product in the docs subdirectory. The most up-to-date docs can also be viewed on-line at:

Release notes from previous product releases are available in the relnotes_archive directory.

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XDCtools contains elements released under the Eclipse Public License v1.0 and a number of other open-source licenses, detailed here.

What's New

The following significant changes are included in

Defect history for (This Release)

XDCtools bugs are filed in eclipse bugzilla.

The following defects were resolved in this release:

ID Headline
ECL298365Target not selected for TMS570LSS20206SPGE in CCSv4.1 project wizard
ECL283056Need a RTSC target for the TI toolchain supporting the ARM11 core
ECL297632 Multiple symdebug options when building with 'whole_program_debug' profile

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Upgrade and Compatibility Information

Warning:Starting with XDCtool 2.95, RTSC packages with target content are incompatible with target content from previous releases. Compatibility of meta only content is not affected. Packages with target content would require a recompile. Starting with XDCtool 3.00 release both backward and forward compatibility is maintained for all content.

Package Compatibility Keys

The packages comprising the XDCtools release are uniquely identified by a compatibility key defined in the package.xdc file of a package. Please note that the package compatibility keys are independent of XDC product release numbers.

Package compatibility keys are intended to:

  1. Enable tooling to identify incompatibilities between components, and
  2. Convey a level of compatibility between different releases to set end user expectations.

Package compatibility keys are composed of 4 comma-delimited numbers - M, S, R, P - where:

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Host Support

This release supports the following hosts:

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This release requires the following other software components and tools versions to successfully function:

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Device Support

This release supports the following device families:

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Validation Information

This release was built and validated against using the following components:

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Known Issues

The following major issue is known to exist in this release.

CCSv4 IDE integration not supported on Linux

Command-line operation on Linux is fully supported.

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Version Information

All releases have 4 digits (M.mm.pp.bb). This includes GA and pre-releases (engineering, EA, beta, etc.). Pre-releases are denoted with a suffix (e.g. or

This product's version follows a version format, M.mm.pp.bb, where M is a single digit Major number, mm is 2 digit minor number, pp is a 2 digit patch number, and b is an unrestricted set of digits used as an incrementing build counter.

To support multiple side-by-side installations of the product, the product version is encoded in the top level directory, ex. xdctools_3_15_00_50.

Subsequent releases of patch upgrades will be identified by the patch number, ex. XDCtools with directory xdctools_3_15_01_67. Typically, these patches only include critical bug fixes.

Please note that version numbers and compatibility keys are NOT the same. For an explanation of compatibility keys, please refer to the 'Upgrade and Compatibility Information' section.

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Technical Support

Please view and file bugs against this product at rtsc.eclipse.org.

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Last updated: January 05, 2010 Build Ver: Rev: l32