eCos Configuration Tool Documents

Configuration Save File

eCos configuration settings and other information (such as disabled conflicts) that are set using the eCos Configuration Tool are saved to a file between sessions. By default, when the eCos Configuration Tool is first invoked, it reads and displays information from the Component Registry and displays the information in an untitled blank document. You can perform the following operations on a document:

Save the currently active document

Use the File->Save (Ctrl+S). menu item or click the Save Document icon on the toolbar; if the current document is unnamed, you will be prompted to supply a name for the configuration save file.

Figure 11-7. Save As dialog box

Note: If there are no conflicts within the eCos configuration and the Check for conflicts: Before saving configuration option within the Conflict Resolution tab is selected (see the Section called Resolving conflicts in Chapter 15), the configuration tool will automatically regenerate the build tree.

Open an existing document

Select File->Open (Ctrl+O) or click the Open Document icon on the toolbar. You will be prompted to supply a name for the configuration save file.

Figure 11-8. Open dialog box

Open a document you have used recently

Click its name at the bottom of the File menu.

Documents may also be opened by:

  • double-clicking a Configuration Save File in the desktop explorer (Windows only);

  • invoking the eCos Configuration Tool with the name of a Configuration File as command-line argument, or by creating a shortcut to the eCos Configuration Tool with such an argument (under Windows or a suitable Linux desktop environment).

Create a new blank document based on the Component Registry or Profile and default target and template

Select File->New (<target>:<template>) (Ctrl+N) or click the New Document icon on the toolbar.

Save to a different file name

Select File->Save As.... You will be prompted to supply a new name for the configuration save file.

Caution

If there are no conflicts within the eCos configuration and the Check for conflicts: Before saving configuration option within the Conflict Resolution tab is selected (see the Section called Resolving conflicts in Chapter 15), the configuration tool will automatically regenerate the build tree.

Build and Install Trees

The location of the build and install trees are derived from the eCos save file name as illustrated in the following example:

Save file name = “c:\My eCos\config1.ecc”

Install tree folder = “c:\My eCos\config1_install”

Build tree folder = “c:\My eCos\config1_build”

These names are automatically generated from the name of the save file.

See also Chapter 22.

2017-02-09
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