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How do you tell Microchip to PISS OFF!!! I want the old MPLAB back?

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xDR1TeK:
I have been home brewing as always and played with MPLABX beta, then 1.3 and now 1.5, and can't get Proton Basic compiler to be recognized by MPLABX as a toolchain. I know no one is doing anything about it now, but it worked before with  MPLAB 8.6 till 8.80.
Not a fan of PicBasic, they are lacking in so many ways. Proton seems fairly smarter and well documented. After all, an engineer is as good as his tools. Well, Mplab before was fine, ok it needed a little tweaking, but still better than any IDE out there. Plus MPLABX is now full time java, heavy on memory, full of memory leaks. The damn thing is just slow!!! Haven't managed to get the VSM from proteus to work in MPLABX yet, couldn't get ahead past the first alien encounters feeling with MPLABX. I know I have only started to scratch the surface, but seriously, everybody knows a good thing when they see it and the Pre-MPLABX was it.

mazurov:
Latest MPLAB is still available for download, as well as many previous versions.

caffeinatedbard:
I second mazurov, the old versions of mplab are archived on the microchip website. 

I also agree with xDR1TeK that MPLABX is slower than MPLAB 8.x but the new features are such an improvement that I can't complain too much.  One thing to keep in mind is that the Netbeans environment actually caches pageviews based on usage and so you should see a pretty significant increase in speed and response within a couple of weeks. 

Another thing I forgot is that now MPLABX is cross platform which is huge for the apple fanboys.

cheers,
bard

notsob:
If you don't like it go ARM (however using basic suggests this path is not for you), if enough people move because they don't like the tools, someone's going to have to lift their game.

McMonster:

--- Quote from: notsob on November 29, 2012, 02:24:09 am ---If you don't like it go ARM (however using basic suggests this path is not for you), if enough people move because they don't like the tools, someone's going to have to lift their game.

--- End quote ---

Regardless of the microcontroller family, switching to C is always an improvement.

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