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The Arduide Now Supports the Arduino Leonardo + a Bunch of Other News

Hey, it’s been a while since my last post about the Arduide. Here are some highlights of the past months.

Arduino Leonardo

Contrarily to last time, where it took a long time to get my hands on an Arduino Uno, an new contributor sent me some patches to support the new Arduino Leonardo. A big round of applause to Jefferson Delfes for bearing my comments and a few round trips before inclusion. The work included compilation flag fixes and a new way of uploading firmwares. As always, please test and report bugs!

The Arduino SDK

The Arduino SDK is a moving target. With the move from Arduino 0023 to 1.0, source compatibility was broken. I decided that the arduide should be able to support both the 0023 SDK and the 1.0 series and successfully put myself to work.

However, the release of the Arduino 1.5 beta frightens me a little. FYI, this is the Arduino SDK needed to drive the ARM-based Arduino DUE. In many ways, the new SDK is smarter organized and easier to work with, however, I haven’t started working on it yet and it may take some time until I actually support it. Maybe I should buy myself an Arduino DUE to speed-up the process ;)


Translations have been made more accessible thanks to the work of Laurent Navet, a longer-term contributor. He indeed moved them to transifex which resulted in the collaboration of a Czech user (Jui) who translated most of the Arduide. Kuddos to him!

Feel free to add more translations, we are open to any language!


Historically, the Arduide has been available on the following platforms:

  • Arch Linux in the AUR repo
  • Windows : Discontinued support

However, new Linux Distros are being added to this list:

  • Chakra : Recently, I received a mail from Chakra who apparently used my PKGBUILD. I don’t mind but It would be even better if it was maintained.
  • Mageia Core : Even-more recently, Neoclust added a package for Mageia core. Big thanks to him :)
  • Debian : Finally, Laurent Navet has been working towards Debian inclusion by first complying with Debian’s upstream guidelines. I wish him luck :)

That’s all folks!