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Check the obsolescence notice

Because hardware and software evolve, some boards, tools and features are becoming obsolete. As a consequence, development and support are either put on hold or discontinued.

  • For on hold boards, embedXcode features the boards and provides limited technical support. Development may resume when the manufacturer updates the hardware or software.

  • For discontinued boards, usually declared end-of-life by the manufacturer, embedXcode may still feature the boards but development is halted and technical support is no longer available.

Usually, a board is first put on hold for a while before being discontinued.

Please refer to the other sections of this chapter for additional information.

Check the last embedXcode versions

The tables below provide the last version of embedXcode supporting the platform before it was declared on hold or discontinued.

For example, the last version of embedXcode supporting the ArduCAM platform is version 8.4.2. The platform was discontinued with embedXcode release 9.

Check the on hold platforms

Platform On Hold After
Intel Curie 9.6.8
Punch Through Design 9.6.8
RedBear 9.6.8

Check the discontinued platforms

Platform Discontinued After
ArduCAM 8.4.2
Arduino STM32F4 10.3.0
Cosa framework 9.6.8
Digistump 9.6.8
Glowdeck 9.6.8
Intel for Wiring / Arduino 8.4.2
Intel Edison Yocto 8.4.2
Intel Edison MCU 8.4.2
Little Robot Friends 8.4.2
Maple 8.4.2
Particle Core 9.6.8
Robotis CM 9.6.8
Wiring 8.4.2
mbed SDK 4.5.9

Check boards

Some boards are ageing and are no longer supported by their standard IDEs.

The Arduino Otto board was never released officially, although the corresponding boards package is available through the Boards Manager.

Support for this board is put on hold and will be discontinued mid-2019.

Energia 16 no longer supports the LaunchPad MSP430G2 with MSP430G2231 and MSP430G2452 MCUs.

Warning

Energia 18 no longer supports the LaunchPad C2000, the SensorTag CC2650.

The LaunchPad MSP432 comes in two releases, a pre-series in black and the final series in red.

Black for pre-series and red for final series

There are two corresponding board packages. The Energia MSP432 EMT Red boards package supports the red final series board only, while the Energia MSP432 EMT boards package supports both the pre-series black board and the final series red board.

The two editions of embedXcode support both boards packages, Energia MSP432 EMT and Energia MSP432 EMT Red.

However, the pre-series LaunchPad board in black and the corresponding boards package are obsolete and no longer maintained by Energia.

As a consequence, embedXcode no longer supports the black pre-series LaunchPad MSP432.

  • Select the LaunchPad MSP432P401 Red EMT board configuration file for the final series red board.

Should you need the black pre-series LaunchPad MSP432,

https://energia.nu/packages/package_msp432_black_index.json
  • Select the LaunchPad MSP432P401 EMT board configuration file for the pre-series black board and the final series red board.

The chipKIT UC32 board replaces the chipKIT Uno32 board.

Intel no longer supports the Curie, Galileo and Edison boards since December 2017.

As a consequence, development is halted. Support for the Galileo and Edison boards is discontinued. However, support for the Curie board is put on hold.

Punch Through Design has discontinued the Bean boards.

Development is halted. Support for the Bean boards is put on hold.

The Robotis IDE relies on the Maple IDE, which is no longer maintained.

The STM32duino boards package provides a viable alternative and is compatible with the Arduino 1.6.5 Boards Manager.

RedBear will no longer sell its boards on March 2019 and will terminate support on September 2019, as a consequence of its acquisition by Particle.

Development is halted. Support for the RedBear boards is put on hold and will be discontinued in March 2019.

Check IDEs and plug-ins

 Support for Arduino.CC and Arduino.ORG IDEs is discontinued.

The unified Arduino 1.8.0 IDE corresponds to release 1.8.0 and supports all the boards from former Arduino.CC and Arduino.ORG.

All releases of the Arduino IDE prior to 1.8, including 0023, 1.0 and 1.5, and series 1.6 and 1.7, are deprecated and not longer supported.

The Arduino Boards Manager replaces previous plug-ins.

The Adafruit, chipKIT, Cosa, Digistump, ESP8266, Intel, Little Robot Friends, panStamp, RedBear, RFduino boards used to require plug-ins or specific IDEs.

They are now managed by the Boards Manager of the Arduino 1.6.5 IDE. The previous stand-alone IDEs and plug-ins are no longer supported.

Support for MPIDE is discontinued.

The chipKIT boards are now managed by the Boards Manager of the Arduino 1.6.5 IDE. The previous stand-alone IDE, MPIDE, is no longer supported.

 Support for Energia prior to 1.6.10E18 is discontinued.

Release 1.6.10E18 features the same clean management of additional boards as Arduino 1.6.5 with the Boards Manager.

The versions of Energia IDE prior to release 1.6.10E18 are obsolete and no longer supported.

Check frameworks

 Support for Arduino 0023, 1.0, 1.5, 1.6 prior to release 1.6.5 is discontinued.

Arduino 0023, 1.0 and 1.5 are deprecated. Arduino 1.6.5 offers a clean management of additional boards, widely adopted by third-party boards manufacturers.

The Arduino IDE versions prior to release 1.8.0 are obsolete and no longer supported.

 Support for Maple boards is discontinued.

Leaflabs no longer supports the Maple boards .

The Maple IDE still lacks very basic but critical libraries such as stream and strings. The board is now supported by the STM32duino boards package compatible with the Arduino 1.6.5 Boards Manager.

 Support for Wiring boards is discontinued.

Wiring is said to be working on a new release, called Wiring++, but with no specific release date.

Support for the Wiring boards will resume when an updated IDE is available.

 Development for the Digistump platform is discontinued.

The Digistump platform suffers from many stability issues, especially for the Oak board.

 Development for the Particle platform is discontinued.

Particle has discontinued the Particle Core board.

For the Photon and Electron boards, Particle strongly promotes its on-line IDE. Unfortunately, the command line tools don't offer the required level of stability.

Development for the Particle platform is discontinued.

 Support for mbed is discontinued.

The mbed SDK is going through a major reshuffle, with the release of mbedOS, leaving some issues unattended on today's version, rebranded mbed Classic. Furthermore, the latest mbed Classic updated releases are incompatible and unstable. Latest stable release of the mbed SDK with Bluetooth capabilities is 92.

 Support for BeagleBone is discontinued.

Most of the development tools for BeagleBone are designed for a main computer running on Linux. Building a tool-chain from scratch on Mac OS X is overtly difficult, and very few ready-to-use binaries are available for Mac OS X.

 Development for the Little Robot Friends platform is discontinued.

Little Robot Friends no longer supports the first generation of boards with the release of the second generation.

 Development for the Glowdeck platform is discontinued.

 Support for the Cosa framework is discontinued.

The latest release is dated 30 January 2016 and the project doesn't seem to be maintained anymore.

Check macOS and Xcode

 Both macOS 10.14 Mojave and Xcode 10 are available as free updates for systems introduced from mid-2012.

For more information,

For all embedXcode editions,

 A legacy edition is available for systems running Xcode 9 on macOS 10.12 Sierra and macOS 10.13 High Sierra. embedXcode Legacy 9 corresponds to release 9.6.8.

Warning

embedXcode Legacy 9 is no longer developed and has limited support.

For more information,

For the embedXcode+ edition,

 A legacy edition is available for systems running Xcode 8 on macOS 10.11 El Capitan and Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra. embedXcode Legacy 8 corresponds to release 7.6.8.

Danger

embedXcode Legacy 8 is deprecated and no longer supported.

For more information,

All previous releases of embedXcode are deprecated and no longer available.