photo by Mike Rampton
After 25 years, GCC has released the best toolset to date, 4.7.0. I’ve been running SVN snapshots for a few months now, and I’ve found it to be excellent. The most important innovation is Named Address Spaces, making it much easier to handle data whether it resides in flash or SRAM. It also fixes many annoying bugs, generates the smallest code to date, and implements many time-saving c++11 features.
In this post, I’ll walk through how I installed it on Ubuntu 11.10, as many people have asked for details on how to set it up. To check this, I did a fresh install on a virgin machine, and simply wrote down everything I did.
For my friends running Windows, you can just check out Sprinter SB’s Windows Packages.