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Install on macOS
- I am running macOS 10.13.6 (High Sierra) at the moment. Because I need xTIMEcomposer 14.4.1 to easily run (Java 6)
- “Operating systems macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and newer are supported. Intel processors only. Older operating systems are likely to also work, though they are not supported.”. Strange, I thought Rosetta 2 should convert every Intel binary to the Apple Arm-based M1. I queried about this at the Apple community: Rosetta 2 not for which binary?
Open Terminal, write “
cd ” and drag the XTC directory (in Programs) with Finder into Terminal:
Error 01 in the docs: Do the second line, not the first (I have reporetd this to XMOS: Ticket #161052#):
$ SetEnv.command $ ./SetEnv.command
Alternatively just drag the
SetEnv.command from the XTC directory with Finder into Terminal. This will look like this:
xcc --help cat "$XMOS_TOOL_PATH"/doc/version.txt 15.0.6 (build: 445-3976dcf) xcc --version Build 8-2f98842, Mar-25-2021 Copyright (C) XMOS Limited 2008-2021. All Rights Reserved.
USB driver: “USB driver support is provided natively on OS X”
Interesting comment: “Using XTAG from within a VM. If you are using the tools from within a VM..” Maybe the last xTIMEcomposer 14.4.1 in the future can run in a HighSierra VM (Virtual Machine) on Big Sur and then run Java 6 there? With Parallels desktop for Mac? (now Corel). Hopefully this will not be necessary since the new install of 15.x.y might cover what I need (I do use xta, but it’s not crucial I think).
xrun -l Available XMOS Devices ---------------------- ID Name Adapter ID Devices -- ---- ---------- ------- 0 XMOS XTAG-3 2NMGxQiY [Invalid firmware: 0x1006] 1 XMOS XTAG-3 mqnHNZCF [Invalid firmware: 0x1006]
Configuring an IDE
They show examples for:
- Visual Studio Code (VSCode, VS Code, Live share by Microsoft . For Windows etc, but also for macOS. (Extensions support folding, like Explicit Folding. I have also heard about PlantUML)
- xTIMEcomposer Studio is based on Eclipse, but they don’t recommend using that instance of it. Here is what they say: “Integration of the 15.0.x toolchain with the xTIMEcomposer Studio IDE packaged with previous tools releases is not recommended. Developers desiring a similar IDE experience should follow the instructions for Eclipse.“
What about using:
Sneak preview of
Looks rather low level to me. But I guess more fingerspitz control:
xcore/assert.h xcore/chanend.h xcore/channel_streaming.h xcore/channel_transaction.h xcore/channel.h xcore/clock.h xcore/hwtimer.h xcore/interrupt_wrappers.h xcore/interrupt.h xcore/lock.h xcore/minicache.h xcore/parallel.h xcore/port_protocol.h xcore/port.h xcore/select.h xcore/swmem_evict.h xcore/swmem_fill.h xcore/thread.h xcore/triggerable.h
I did update from five years old macOS 10.13.6 High Sierra (Sep 2016) to Mojave (Sep 2018, 10.14.6 as of May2021). I decided to not go to Catalina (Oct 2019) yet, since XTC Tools are not yet properly signed for it at the moment. But again, it’s XMOS who unnecessarily holds me back 😳.
So now, with Mojave the xTIMEcomposer will is not able to run on the newer Java runtime that came with it. I don’t think I bother downgrade to this, since I plan to do a clean cut with 14.4.1 and go for the XMOS 15.x.y.
Installing Visual Studio Code (on macOS)