Re: MPLAB X 5.35 Plugins missing tool noID
I have faced the same issue on Ubuntu 20.04 with MplabX v5.40 (XC8-2.30).
The error message
The project uses platform tool noID but that tool is not installed. From the main menu, select Tools then select
Plugins. Install the missing plugin.
was printed all the time when I re-started the tool. Later, once I tried do anything with the active project (clean, re-build or just open MCC), the whole MplabX was looking frozen. Nothing has happened after waiting 2-5 min. I only could xkill the tool. I agree the "noID" tool name what might be missing is not an informative text, it woudl be much better to print what is really missing.
Anyway, I have a workaround on this. My project was using Pickit3 as programmer/debugger, but at this morning, the Pickit3 was not connected. The above mentioned error message has been stopped to print after restarting MplabX.