We are proud to announce a new release of AVR-Ada, one of the first GCC based Ada compilers targeting 8-bit microcontrolers. You get the project description and some documentation at http://avr-ada.sourceforge.net/ The Sourceforge development pages with the download section are at http://www.sourceforge.net/projects/avr-ada/ AVR-Ada is available in source and binary form. Binary packages of the cross compiler hosted on Linux and Windows are available in the download area. A future release of WinAVR (winavr.sourceforge.net) will probably also include AVR-Ada. Feel free to join the mailing list at http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/avr-ada-devel It has quite low traffic. Please use SF's bug reporting and feature request system for guiding future development of AVR-Ada. Status ====== The goal of the AVR-Ada project is to make the gcc based Ada compiler GNAT available for the AVR microcontrollers. More specifically the project provides - a GNAT compiler based on the existing AVR and Ada support in gcc - a minimalistic Ada runtime system - a useful AVR specific support library The current distribution of AVR-Ada is V0.4.0. It is based on gcc-3.4.6 and gcc-4.1.1 (prerelease). In the AVR-Ada project we rarely have problems with the Ada compiler itself. It is quite stable. The Ada run time system (RTS) on the other hand is for the most part not even a run time system. It is more a compile time system :-). Most files in the RTS are only needed at compile time. As a consequence we don't have support for exceptions nor for tasking (multithreading). There is some AVR specific support. Type and interface definitions, timing routines, eeprom access, UART, and most importantly the necessary definitions for most AVR parts. Some sample programs in the apps/ directory show how to use the compiler and the library. This includes the demo programs from the avr-libc distribution and some of Peter Fleury's example programs (http://homepage.sunrise.ch/mysunrise/peterfleury/avr-software.html) translated to Ada. The documentation is still low and consists only of the pages at avr-ada.sourceforge.net. A copy of the pages is in the directory AVR-Ada-0.4.0/web/ for offline reading. Feel free to ask any question on the mailing list. News ==== V 0.4.0 (2006-05-11) -------------------- The part description Ada specs are now based on Atmel's XML part description files of AVR Studio 4.12 build 473 SP 2 + Atmega644p. Limited support for new devices: at90can32 at90can64 at90pwm2 at90pwm3 at90usb1287 atmega1280 atmega1281 atmega164p atmega165 atmega165p atmega169p atmega324p atmega325 atmega3250 atmega329 atmega3290 atmega406 atmega640 atmega644 atmega644p atmega645 atmega6450 atmega649 atmega6490 attiny24 attiny25 attiny261 attiny44 attiny45 attiny461 attiny84 attiny85 attiny861 We build part specific runtime systems (RTS) now. Old Makefiles have to be adjusted! The AVR-lib has new packages: Watchdog, Sleep, Int_Img. (Note that not all packages have been ported to all devices). Updated scripts to build AVR-Ada with gcc-3.4.6 and gcc-4.1.0 are now located in tools/build/. New script (wizard) to generate a ready-to-compile project directory with all necessary files (tools/mk_ada_app/). New examples (largedemo, debounce) are located in apps/. New bug fixes and workaounds for gcc-3.4 and gcc-4.1 are located in patches/.