The GNU MCU Eclipse ARM Embedded GCC binary xPack
This binary xPack installs the platform specific binaries for GNU MCU Eclipse ARM Embedded GCC.
The source files of the xPack project are publicly available from GitHub.
How to use
This section is intended for developers who plan to use the ARM Embedded GCC toolchain.
The only requirement is a recent
xpm, which is a portable
Node.js command line application. To install it,
follow the instructions from the
The xPack is available as
from the public
npmjs.com repository; with
xpm available, installing
the latest version of the package is quite easy:
$ npm update --global xpm $ xpm install --global @gnu-mcu-eclipse/arm-none-eabi-gcc
Global xPacks are always installed in the user home folder, even on GNU/Linux
or macOS, and do not require
The GNU MCU Eclipse plug-ins automatically identify binaries installed with
xpm and provide a convenient method to manage paths.
To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:
$ xpm uninstall --global @gnu-mcu-eclipse/arm-none-eabi-gcc
(Note: not yet implemented. As a temporary workaround, simply remove the
xPacks/@gnu-mcu-eclipse/arm-none-eabi-gcc folder, or the versions subfolders.)
The xPack git repo
The few xPack source files are available from GitHub:
$ git clone https://github.com/gnu-mcu-eclipse/arm-none-eabi-gcc-xpack.git arm-none-eabi-gcc-xpack.git
The binaries are not stored on the
npmjs.com server, but are downloaded from
the releases section of the
gnu-mcu-eclipse/arm-none-eabi-gcc GitHub project.
How to publish
- open releases and select the latest release
- update the
baseUrl:with the file URLs (including the tag/version)
- from the blog post, copy the SHA & file names
- commit all changes, use a message like
package.json: update urls for v7.2.0-1.2 release
CHANGELOG.md; commit with a message like CHANGELOG: prepare v7.2.0-1.2.1
npm version 7.2.0-1.2.1
- push all changes to GitHub
Multiple xPack releases referring to the same GitHub release have an extra
digit in the version field, like
The original content is released under the MIT License, with all rights reserved to Liviu Ionescu.
The binary distributions include several open-source components; the
corresponding licenses are available in the
folder of the installed package.