Where is the .launch file?

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loadlover
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Where is the .launch file?

Post by loadlover » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:30 pm

Hi Rocco,

I've followed the ChibiStudio setup instructions to the letter as you can see in the attached sequence of jpegs. OpenOCD connects to the discovery board (in my case a STM32F7), but there is no .launch file and no debug folder (which is where I believe .launch should be?), and therefore I cannot flash/run the demo. Please help as I am totally out of ideas!

Thanks,

-- Anthony
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Re: Where is the .launch file?

Post by guglielmir » Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:21 am

Hello Anthony,
I actually need to update the article and the videos since there are some changes since ChibiStudio 2020-03. One of these is the semi-automatic generation of the launch files.

The debug launch configuration are not attached to the project anymore. This could be disorienting because your launch menu will appear empty
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Anyway, the generation is straightforward:
  1. Build your target
  2. Select your elf file in the build folder
  3. Choose "Create OpenOCD Debug Configuration (pre-select elf file into a project)" from the external tool menu
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When the generation is completed you'll see a message in the console
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Select your project and refresh it (Press F5) and you will see the new launch configuration available into the menu
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This mechanism is new, any feedback is highly appreciated. This would simplify the creation of a new project as you do not need to manually modify the launch XML.
Ciao,
RoccoMarco

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