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XDCtools GA Release Notes

September 27, 2012

Introduction, Documentation, License, Special Notes, What's New, Defect History, 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 in the RTSC-pedia.

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.

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Special Notes

The following significant changes are included in XDCtools 3.24 :

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What's New

This release has been updated to support the Grace 2.0 Beta and SYS/BIOS 6.34 GA products to work in Code Composer Studio 5.3.0.

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Defect history for (This Release)

Bugs against the XDCtools product may be filed in Eclipse Bugzilla.

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Upgrade and Compatibility Information

The following section describes compatibility breaks, and workarounds where available

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:

The code generation tools used for the various RTSC targets shipped with the product are shown below:

RTSC Target Code Generation Tools
ti.targets.[C64P,C64P_big_endian,C67P,C674,C674_big_endian,C64T,C64T_big_endian] 7.0.3 (TMS320C6x)
ti.targets.[C28,C28_large,C28_float] 5.2.3 (TMS320C2000)
ti.targets.[C66,C66_big_endian];ti.targets.elf.[C64P,C64P_big_endian,C64T,C64T_big_endian,C674,C674_big_endian,C67P,C66,C66_big_endian] 7.2.0 (TMS320C6x)
ti.targets.arm.elf.[TMS470,Arm7,Arm9,Arm9t,A8Ft,M3,M3_big_endian,R4,R4_big_endian,R4t,R4t_big_endian,R4F,R4F_big_endian,R4Ft_big_endian] 4.9.0 (ARM/TMS470)
gnu.targets.MVArm9,gnu.targets.arm.GCArmv5T 3.4.3 (GCC Montavista)
gnu.targets.UCArm9 4.2.1 (GCC Opensource)
gnu.targets.arm.GCArmv6,GCArmv7A 4.3.2 (GCC Codesourcery)
gnu.targets.[Linux86,Sparc] 4.1.0 (GCC Opensource)
gnu.targets.Mingw 4.4.0 (GCC MingW)
microsoft.targets.Net32 13.10.3052 (Microsoft .NET C/C++)
microsoft.targets.Win32 14.00.50727.42 (Microsoft Visual C/C++)
microsoft.targets.VC98 12.00.8168 (Microsoft Visual C/C++)
microsoft.targets.arm.WinCE Microsoft WinCE 6.00
ti.targets.msp430.[MSP430,MSP430X,MSP430X_small] 3.3.0(MSP430)
Android Bionic4.4.3

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Known Issues

To see a complete list of XDCTools issues, see the Eclipse Bugzilla.

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Version Information

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

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

Support questions on the product should be posted to the RTSC newsgroup. Check the XDCtools download site for the latest releases.

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Last updated: September 27, 2012 Build Ver: __BUILDVER__ Rev: q33