But great changes are also made at the IDE level, which come with a new syntax highlighting engine with folding code. The project sidebar come with a lot of information regarding to your sources and libraries used. On the libraries side, Philippe is "threatening" us with a lot of goodies, like USB CDC communications as you can see in the screenshot bellow:
Anyway, you can know more form Philippe's own words:
Some great new functionalities:- A new editor (Scintilla-based): code folding, better highlighters, more options...
- DCR is fully operational.
- Data reuse algorithms to share RAM addresses.
- PMP now uses its own devices database (fast, only 5.8Mb) that comes with the installation; it is built once on my computer by a program tool that extracts information from the *.pic files.
- PMP generates automatically the device’s include file and linker script from its database, but may use a user defined one.
- PMP does not need the installed suite data files anymore (MPLAB or GPUTILS), it uses only the assembler and the linker.
- Many languages additions.
At bottom left, a new ultimate device characteristics tool management:- I’ve managed to definitely extract all the useful information from the MCHP files, so you have :
o The piece of cake: Pinouts, Voltages, …
o And the icing on the cake: It shows and displays automatically the datasheets & other specifications, with the possibility to use pdf files on your disk and to automatically download the latest version from Microchip’s site…
PMP v2.0 will come out in a couple of weeks and is worth waiting for it.