I disagree with you.
I like harmony 3 way better than 1 or 2, because with 3 i can actually do some work.
for what i need, it's mostly unchanged from the past BUT i like very much that harmony 3 is distributed as a GIT repo because
1) There is no single monolithic download/update, you can download only the modules you actually need, and more importantly updates are more frequent and focused on the specific module that require attention. I find this to be a big plus. The improvement that needs to be done on this point is that the downloader is STILL a very stupid piece of software probably written by a guy with no clue, as you can STILL download/update only one module at a time, it's SILL using mostly blocking code and you can't go on using MPLABX while you update, so i'm wasting at least one hour every time a big update comes out, nullyfing the advantages of a distributed download
2) The fact that it's a git repo means that if you find a bug or have a suggestion with code,documentation you can interact with the team directly from github, without having to fight with the useless first level support.
3) The documentation on github is updated and also way better than what is downloaded (which is basically the old documentation)
4) I like the new configurator better
5) Bugs get actually fixed in a timely manner, especially if you report them
That said, I would love too to see better documentation, how to guides that are commented and not just a "add this" or "add that", state diagrams, standardization of APIs. But that require the team to stop, plan things, decide a standard to follow and then rewrite everything.. Costly and time consuming :( Being able to suggest/send improvements is again a plus
New IDE, I actually like X better than each and every one of the eclipse based IDEs.
I'm not sure i'd like to have a visual-studio based IDE. I don't know, maybe now that VS Code is actually useful (so it's multiplatform!)
Sure, endless memory leaks and single thread operation for the IDE are infuriating, but that are actually Netbeans problems.. and netbeans is being basically redone from scratch by apache. I still can't get C to work with apache netbeans but it looked like it was performing better than the latest version.
In the current publicly available roadmap there is no mention, but maybe in 5.50 or 6.0 they will use the new netbeans as a base...
Debuggers that are slow/unstable, not slower or less stable than most of those i've used so i can't complain either. (Well, i use an ICD 3 over a pickit of course)
The forum... I've been always saying they should have closed this place the day the changed the forum software and either open a new branch of the AVR forum (very nicely done) or just a PHPBB forum. ric's unofficial forum still gets too little love..
post edited by JPortici - 2019/09/10 06:13:25