[Fedora-electronic-lab] Call for testing : eclipse for HDL IP development and documentation

Chitlesh GOORAH chitlesh at fedoraproject.org
Wed Jun 17 10:48:03 UTC 2009

Hello there,

With the help and support from Fedora Eclipse team, this week we've
set up 3 plugins for HDL IP development and documentation.

These plugins has been filed for package review.
* eclipse-eclox - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506429
* eclipse-texlipse - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=506431
* eclipse-veditor - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=505017

These plugins will help digital IC designers/FPGA designers develop
Verilog/VHDL code on eclipse. veditor, the eclipse plugin for HDL
provides a realtime error and warnings notification of typos, missing
signals, unnecessary signals etc..

If the vhdl code entails doxygen style comments, a pdf can be
autogenerated and used either during internal meetings or sent to the

Since the pdf is generated from latex, the texlipse plugin will
provide some additional page layout formatting and easy pdf creation.
One thing which impresses me is that the pdf creation is now only
Ctrl-S, rather than a manual click like one would do on kile. That
said, if these plugins enter fedora repostories, I will remove kile
from the FEL livedvd.

Other additional plugin worth talking are epic for perl, egit for git
and subclipse (and are yum-able). Hence if your perl scripts well can
be properly maintained along side with your HDL code. With either
cvs,git or svn you can share, distribute and manage your hdl code and
scripts for digital designed.

These eclipse plugins will ease the entrace of a new feature for F-12
: Collaborative Code review. I will talk about it later on.

The following screenshot will give you an idea what I want to achieve.

If you are interested in testing, you can find the
- RPMS : http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/eclipse/
- SRPMS : http://chitlesh.fedorapeople.org/RPMS/

Kind regards

Chitlesh GOORAH
Fedora Electronic Lab Architect

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