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  • #23603

    MystikReasons
    Participant

    Is there an official support/package for STM8 devices?

    If not, would it be possible to support it in the future?

    #23608

    support
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Until relatively recently, STM8 devices did not have a usable GDB debugger, so VisualGDB could not be used with them. Currently, it looks like there is an unofficial port of gdb and binutils (although you still need to rely on SDCC instead ofGCC), so you might be theoretically able to get it to work by following this tutorial. That said, we have not investigated this at all and cannot promise that it will work. We will try to do a quick research into STM8 around Q3 2019 and see if the available tools are sufficient to provide reasonable building/debugging experience.

    Alternatively if you can confirm that the underlying tools are fully usable (and share details), we should be able to update VisualGDB to support STM8 out-of-the-box earlier.

    #23633

    MystikReasons
    Participant

    Thanks for the reply. I will wait until you do a research in Q3 2019.

    Another question: Would it be possible to tell us what you are planing to do in 2019 in form of a roadmap?

    Or is it a secret? 😉

    #23640

    support
    Keymaster

    It’s not exactly a secret, but we constantly update planned feature priorities based on the feedback we get from users,  new releases of popular frameworks (and changes of framework popularity) and so on. E.g. we were originally planning to postpone the advanced mbed project subsystem to v5.5, however as the mbed popularity kept on rising, we decided to push it into v5.4. Hence the best way to learn about the latest VisualGDB features would be to follow us on Twitter and watch for the announcements of preview builds and new features.

    #25606

    MystikReasons
    Participant

    Hello sysprogs

    I’m refreshing this thread again 😉

    What is the current status about the research of STM8?

    #25607

    support
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Sorry, it is still in the queue. ST recently released a few other device families (STM32MP1 and STM32WB) that got prioritized over STM8. We will likely get a better estimate for STM8 in the next 2-3 months.

    #25609

    MystikReasons
    Participant

    @sysprogs

    No problem, I’m going to refresh this thread in 2-3 months again.

    #26108

    MystikReasons
    Participant

    Good afternoon @sysprogs

    Any news regarding STM8?

    And what about STM32WB, are you still working on this?

    Thank you.

    #26109

    support
    Keymaster

    Hi,

    Sorry, no news for STM8.  STM32WB is already supported (see the following tutorials: https://visualgdb.com/w/tutorials/tag/stm32wb/).

    #26910

    MystikReasons
    Participant

    The same procedure as every two-three months 😉

    Any news regarding STM8?

    #26911

    support
    Keymaster

    Sorry, we have reviewed the differences between the STM8 devices and other devices. Given that the STM8 devices require a special C-only compiler and are not compatible with most of the tools used by VisualGDB, we have decided to not support them at this time. We may reevaluate this in the future in case the underlying tools improve or the STM8 devices become more mainstream, however currently we have decided to not support STM8 out-of-the-box, sorry.

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