Developer Studio

Mar 07, 2018 - Author: Sierra Wireless - 32364 Views

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Legato Plug-in for Visual Studio Code 

Developer Studio is an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) built on Eclipse. It allows developers to create Legato applications or rebuild the open source Legato application framework with an intuitive Graphical User Interface (GUI) running on Windows, Linux and MacOS hosts.

This tool includes lots of utilities and functions useful during the various phase of the design cycle

  • Project Management:
    • project creation and import/export, GitHub connector
    • source code editor (syntax colors, auto completion, inline help)
    • build tools (cross-compiler, toolchain)
    • debugger (breakpoint, watchpoint, step-by-step)
    • software package manager (notification when new software available)
  • Target Management:
    • target connection
    • app manager (download/start/stop/delete)
    • CPU & RAM monitoring for the system and for each application
    • app resource monitoring (memory pools/timers/threads/mutexes/semaphores)
    • alert mechanism on app resources
    • log viewer (display/record)
    • backtrace viewer (coredump)
    • ssh console
    • filesystem viewer (read/write)
    • configtree viewer (read/write)


     Minimum Configuration  Recommended Configuration
 Hardware  CPU   Dual Core @ 2,6GHz  Quad Hyperthreaded Core (8x) @ 3,4GHz
   RAM  4 Go
 8 Go
   Display  19" (e.g. 1280x1024px)
 24" display (e.g. 1920x1080px)
 Software  Linux
Linux (32bits or 64 bits)
Java 8 (32bits or 64 bits)
   Windows Windows (64 bits)
Java 8 (64 bits)
   MAC OS  MAC OS (64 bits)
Java 8 (64 bits)

Standard Installation

For Newbies, it is recommended to install the Legato SDK (Software Development Kit) that includes Developer Studio and also toolchain, drivers and embedded software package associated to the product. This installer is an all-in-one package allowing to simplify the procedure to get started on Sierra Wireless products:

 Product  Host  Download 
 WP8548 | WP750x | WP76xx | WP77xx   Linux   Legato SDK
   Windows  Legato SDK

Advanced Installations

The following installation procedures have the purpose of installing Developer Studio IDE in standalone without any additional deliverables such as drivers, toolchain or embedded software packages that could be installed separately.

Standalone Installation

For users who doesn't have the Eclipse Platform on host, this package is installing Developer Studio without any additional drivers, toolchain or embedded software packages.

 Installer  Notes
 Linux (32bit)  Developer Studio for Linux 32 bit  
  • If you're using Unity desktop environment former than 14.04, Developer Studio menu bar should not be displayed correctly.
    In order to workaround this issue, the UBUNTU_MENUPROXY environment variable shall be set to an empty string before starting Developer Studio (it can be set either in a shell script, or in the shortcut used to launch Developer Studio).
  • Target Management handling on Linux supposes to check some requirements on the system: on some distributions, the user running Eclipse/Developer Studio has to belong to dialout group.
 Linux (64bit)  Developer Studio for Linux 64 bit
 Windows  Developer Studio for Windows
 Developer Studio for MacOS
 Refer to bundled README.txt file to get more details on how to handle the installation

Installation over an Eclipse platform

For Eclipse Platform users, it is possible to install Developer Studio as a set of plug-ins over an existing Eclipse platform.

    • Prerequisites: Developer Studio 5.1 requires Eclipse Neon.2 (4.6.2) version. Download it from 
      (Best choice to start is Eclipse for C/C++ Developers) 
      Developer Studio plug-ins can be installed on Windows (64 bits only) and Linux (32 or 64 bits) platforms
    • Go to Help > Install New Software
    • Add the following URL as new update site (drag'n drop the URL to the Eclipse dialog box):
    • Make your choice regarding the features you want to be installed on top of your Eclipse:
      • Developer Studio: IDE category: choose the Application Framework you need to support in Developer Studio
      • Miscellaneous category: for advanced users only, allowing to choose Developer Studio components more precisely.
        e.g. if you only want the Target Management for Legato devices features (without the development environment)
    • Click Install and follow the steps.

Open Source Installation

Developer Studio is open source: its source code is available for Eclipse platform developers.

Please follow the steps above to install Developer Studio plug-ins over an Eclipse SDK.

Developer Studio source code can be retrieved by checking the whole Source code category, before selecting the Install button.

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