An xPack with the Eclipse Embedded CDT Windows Build Tools.

Usage no npm install needed!

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The xPack Windows Build Tools

This open source project is hosted on GitHub as xpack-dev-tools/windows-build-tools-xpack.

It is a Windows specific package (not a full multi-platform xPack), customised for the requirements of the Eclipse Embedded CDT managed build projects; it includes a recent version of GNU make and a recent version of BusyBox, which provides a convenient implementation for sh/rm/echo.

The binaries can be installed automatically as binary xPacks or manually as portable archives.

In addition to the package meta data, this project also includes the build scripts.

User info

This section is intended as a shortcut for those who plan to use the xPack Windows Build Tools binaries. For full details please read the xPack Windows Build Tools pages.

Easy install

The easiest way to install xPack Windows Build Tools is using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/windows-build-tools from the npmjs.com registry.


The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm page.


With the xpm tool available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

$ xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/windows-build-tools@latest

This command will always install the latest available version, into the central xPacks repository, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

This location is configurable using the environment variable XPACKS_REPO_FOLDER; for more details please check the xpm folders page.

xPacks aware tools, like the GNU MCU Eclipse plug-ins automatically identify binaries installed with xpm and provide a convenient method to manage paths.


To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

$ xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/windows-build-tools

(Note: not yet implemented. As a temporary workaround, simply remove the xPacks/@xpack-dev-tools/windows-build-tools folder, or one of the the versioned subfolders.)

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack GNU Arm Embedded GCC binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

For more details please read the Install page.

Maintainer info


The quick answer is to use the xPack forums; please select the correct forum.

For more details please read the Support page.


The original content is released under the MIT License, with all rights reserved to Liviu Ionescu.

The binary distributions include several open-source components; the corresponding licenses are available in the installed distro-info/licenses folder.

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