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esp32 idf v4 with IDE

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:22 pm
by chris007
I am starting to work on the ESP32.
I have follow the getting started and success to compile all examples properly when using the windows powershell etc... This way to work is fine for running examples, but I think don't get quite practical and professional when it comes to work on serious project where debugging with break point is needed.
Now I am trying to work properly with an IDE. I have tried to use VS Code but I am not very comfortable with this IDE, so I turned to Eclipse which I find more friendly (and also reusable with other chips.. TI for example use CCS which is based on Eclipse)
1./ I am a bit confused about what I read online. Does Eclipse is fully compatible with ESP IDF v4 or does it work only with v3.3 ?
2./ To those who develop on ESP32 with V4.0 using break point, willing to access register finely etc... which IDE or process do you use ?


Re: esp32 idf v4 with IDE

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 am
by kondalkolipaka
Hello Chris,

Thanks for your interest.
IDF Eclipse Plugin is compatible with the ESP-IDF v4 and above versions. ... requisites
Yes, it does support JTAG debugging using GDB. ... he-project

In the process do let us know if you face any issues.


Re: esp32 idf v4 with IDE

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:01 am
by chris007
Hello Kondal,

Do you confirm that to debug and ESP32DevKitC with Wroom-32 module on it an extra hardware such as an ESP-PROG or a FTDI device is needed or can we debug without it using Eclipse ?

This is not very clear on my side.

Re: esp32 idf v4 with IDE

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:04 pm
by kondalkolipaka
Hi Chris,

Yes, you're right we need to have a board with FTDI device for debugging.
I think this will help you. ... w-it-works

You can use either Eclipse or terminal for debugging. Both will work. ... g-debugger