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  1. Don't get me wrong, I do like the fact that you made enhancements and I am sure that others like them too. That's why I would have rather seen that you had contacted us so we could have worked something out to pull them into Energia main repository where possible. The changes have to work on all windows versions though (XP, 7 and 8) . If the installer is something that helps users with getting up and running even faster then I am even open to hosting that flavor as a download along side the traditional one. I'll send you a private message so that we can continue our discussion over e-mail and figure out how to go about getting your stuff into the main branch. I would prefer to see that you pull the download for the time being.


    OK, sounds fair. BTW, I tried to fork it in github, but it redirects me to the Arduino fork, I tried couple of minutes without finding any quick way to make a new fork from a forked project, so I just downloaded the source.

  2. OK I understand these reasons, and make sense to me. I tried to make them -Arduino- to include small fixes (or report them) for the annoyances for years, so at the end I needed to make this. So, I will try now to send the OS agnostic fixes to energia github.


    The main issue is some of the things are exclusivelly annoyances for Windows users, inherited from Arduino, so for example the dll for rxtx, icons, drivers. This factor guided me to add some exclusive non portable things like the library manager (because 'why the hell I will lose weeks and weeks in java if they never in 4 years fixed the ugly taskbar icons, or small things like that').


    By the way I am sure that a lot of people like the double-click-next-next-next installers, that's another reason.

  3. Now if you want to contribute, I say that is great, but asking for money from things that mostly do not belong to you, is rather crass.

    This page is basically just a list of the things I added, I am not stealing somebody's credit at all, if someone like one of these items in the list they usually send a donation (Arduino version is downloaded 40 times a day and I received around $100 every 12 months so it is just a fun fact only). I am not sure if you checked the original code, but Energia is 99% arduino code, so I don't quite understand your point.


    Short story, bought a cheap launchpad and ported my mod so I can feel comfortable using it then shared it here. If is not proper by some rule, I am ok if some admin wants to delete this, I don't want troubles.

  4. I am not quite sure how this will add work, the last release I see here is from 8 months ago. I can add some disclaimer if that makes you feel better. I am not saying this version is official or anything. All the changes are here: https://github.com/eried/Arduino/commits/master (C#, java, etc) I am still trying to upload the rest of the files to Energia repository.


    I don't like a lot working on java, so since this is fueled by passion I use c#.

  5. My idea is to keep it up to date versus the arduino IDE. So when I update the Arduino version I can sync this one too. I am not sure what will happen with 1.5 because I am still waiting for that one.


    My original idea was to bundle the 2 environment (some of the fixes will be on Teensy version of the Arduino IDE too, so maybe the same ide can include N profiles, but since the tools in Energia are so massive and most of the arduino users don't require them I decided to compile this as standalone)

  6. So I just checked out your source and I can see it is already out of date with framework fixes that are in the Energia github source tree. How do you plan to keep your framework files in sync with Energia?


    What fixes for example? I downloaded the last github but didn't compiled the c++ part, only the java things. And the C# stuff is just for some minor add-ons like the driver installer and the library manager.

  7. The Enhanced Release of Arduino IDE is really great and has saved me a lot a trouble when I use Windows.


    I've tried it on Windows and I can no longer use the official Arduino IDE! It is very popular among Arduino users.


    Thank you Erwin for releasing the same Enhanced Release for Energia! :smile:


    Hey thanks! I opened energia and saw all the old Arduino problems :/ so it was a bit depressing and I needed to port all the code


    Saves you trouble how ?


    go to github -> download -> unzip -> use. I've never had any troubles with Energia past learning what the various different things do, and how to do them. Once learned there have been zero problems for me. Granted, I do not use the framework.


    Either way, most of the "fixes" are superficial, and the app its self does not need an installer. It's a true portable app( Energia that is ).


    Now if there were one click methods for using msp430-size/dump on a given project hex/elf file, that might be useful ( for me ).


    File->preferences->use external editor. . .Anyway, yes I am probably pretty hard to impress.


    Sure, this is not for all users. Good thing is you can download the zip always :grin:


    All started because I reported some of the issues (and fixed them, and waited years watching users complain over and over in the forum) specially drivers, #5 and #6 but arduino team never fixed them so I decided to start keeping my own version updated for Windows people. In fact, do you know that the Arduino IDE when detects Windows uses Short 8.3 names, but with a pretty dumb algorithm so lots of users experience problems... etc, lots of small annoyance like that.


    You will be able to see the diff in the code once I upload all the source. (Is taking forever and failing!)


    The other good thing is, if you don't like something and it makes sense, I can change/code it, basically, this actual version is result of that http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,118440.0.html and you can see all the "log" there of suggestions. Of course Arduino is "broken" by design, the idea is not to match an advanced editor, it is just to provide a little more pleasant experience using it.

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    funny-angry-girl-cat-soon.jpgNOTE: This is NOT the official Energia release. Report here the problems you find using this mod. Don't nag anyone else.
    Hello there! this is a tweaked Energia IDE (Arduino version here), don't lose time setting up anything, Java or the drivers, just use this fully automated installer. Plus, you get a improved experience (and extra time to think in sending me a little tip :wave:)
    Download (2013-02-09):

    Soon? maybe?
    Less than 55 mb, for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8 (x86/x64), Requires .Net Framework 4.0 and nothing else required at all, no other app, package, drivers, just your arduino and brain.


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    1. Standard windows install
    Couple of clicks and ready!
    2. Driver installer
    Prepares your system for the boards. Tested in Windows 8.
    3. Pretty splash screen
    Come on! original one is awful! (even the jpg compression is poor heheh)

    4. Menu with Scroll support and better organization
    Lots of Sketches? lots of Libraries? lots of Examples?, No problems at all.

    5. Pretty Windows Icon
    No more blurry/ugly icons For Windows 7/8 taskbar.

    6. No delays over Tools menu or at startup
    Produced by some BT dongles (More information: http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1237179908).
    7. Sketch template
    Start coding right away, the first sketch is compilable without pressing a key! The IDE finds a sweet spot to place the cursor for you. Also notice the fancy new font:
    8. More and custom settings
    Does not mess with other Arduino IDE versions and preferences (not even with official ones). You can go to Preferences and set another Sketch directory to keep your User librararies and sketches appart.
    Also the font is customizable easily.

    9. File association, desktop icon, Start menu program group icons
    Small details for your own amusement
    10. New library manager
    Manage your libraries from Documents/Arduino/Libraries folder with ease and the IDE will reflect the changes without restart :smile:
    * Enable or disable them: Click the checkbox (disabled libraries will not appear in the IDE or their EXAMPLES)
    * Delete library: Select library and press DEL
    * Add library: Click ADD, then select the a proper file of the library or select a ZIP file (manager will handle everything for you)

    11. More IDE enhancements!
    * Undo/redo: Now remember the cursor position, almost unlimited buffer for undo
    * Easy mouse selection: Now the selection with the mouse is slowed down to keep it controlable when selecting lots of lines
    * Smart Reference!: Detect the selected word automatically, now you don't need to select the whole word or even a part! anything will work just right click http://screencast.com/t/dfp7m4vA7k
    * More useful Copy/Cut functions: If you right click without selection, the action applies to the Line 8)
    * Hold Shift key on Verify: To get Verbose compilation
    * Hold Control key on Upload: To open the Serial Monitor automatically when upload complete (do not lose a bit! from the Serial data or compulsivelly click the serial monitor button).
    Additionally you can use the new option in File menu too:

    Or maybe you just forget all of those things? so just click once and Schedule the Monitor to open automatically when upload completes:

    * Options to get the Hex file path and open the Compilation folder in one click:
    12. Better search and replace
    Big project? Lots of tabs? No worries! Use the Search all tabs option:
    13. Little Serial Monitor improvements
    Hold the output unchecking "Receiving" when you like and/or set "AutoClear" to automatically clear the monitor output if more than 1 second elapsed since last data (debug anything with ease!):

    14. Unninstall & small package
    Not an improvement but as a normal windows app, includes an easy way to remove it :smile: and the setup including java and everything you need is about 54 mb.
    Source Code:
    Java & .Net updated code:
    Commit History (features+source files):

    * 1.0.3 20130209: First version

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