Eclipse Target Communication Framework 1.3.0
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
TCF 1.3 focuses on bug fixes, performance improvements and the following new features:
- Improved Support for DWARF 4
- Improved C++11 and ADA support
- Improved Support for debugging inline methods
- Improved Target File System Browser
- Terminal is restructured and merged into the Target Management project
- TCF Protocol Compatibility: The TCF 1.3 protocol is binary compatible on the wire with previous releases. New features have been added in a discoverable fashion, extending older versions of the protocol.
- API Compatibility: The TCF-Core 1.3 release is fully compatible with TCF 1.2 and older.
- The Eclipse plugins leverage Eclipse mechanisms for internationalization. All messages are externalized, and have been submitted to the Babel project for translation. No formal testing for internationalization is performed though.
- The TCF Agent (C code), Services API, and Python and Lua bindings use plain English messages that do not support internationalization.
- The Java and Eclipse clients are tested with Oracle Java 7 on Eclipse 3.8.2 Juno, 4.3.2 Kepler, 4.4.2 Luna and 4.5 Mars.
The TCF C Agent is being tested routinely on Linux (gcc), Windows (Microsoft, Cygwin and MinGW compilers) and VxWorks.
- Frequent unit and stress tests are run on various Linux distributions as well as VxWorks 7.
- Compilation on MacOS X Darwin, FreeBSD, Solaris and other POSIX compliant systems should work without problems for the TCF Core. Services can be disabled on a case-by-case basis.
- The Python binding requires Python 2.6 or newer (does not work with Python 3.x due to language incompatibilities).
- The Lua binding is tested with Lua 5.2.1 on Linux.