The xPack Windows Build Tools
This open source project is hosted on GitHub as
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The quick answer is to use the xPack forums; please select the correct forum.
For more details please read the Support page.
The binary distributions include several open-source components; the
corresponding licenses are available in the installed
- GitHub gnu-mcu-eclipse/windows-build-tools.git
- xPack @gnu-mcu-eclipse/windows-build-tools
- individual file counters (grouped per release)