ESP8266: build your projects with CLion IDE
The next RTOS SDK releases (version 4+) are going to use CMake as the default build process but it is already present into the current version 3.2. For owners of CLion IDE, this post will explain how to configure your favorite IDE for that purpose.
Create your project
First copy the getting-started project template present in the exemple directory of the SDK.
Open it inside the IDE, it will be detected as a CMake project.
Configure a new toolchain
Open the IDE settings and go to Build, Execution, Deployment / Toolchains:
- Create the toolchain xtensa-lx106-elf and specify the required paths of compiler tools gcc and g++.
Configure the CMake profile
Go to Build, Execution, Deployment / CMake:
Select the newly created toolchain xtensa-lx106-elf
Add the CMake option:
Add these environment variables:
Configure the IDE terminal
Go to Tools / Terminal:
Configure the terminal environment:
Set the generation path to build/
Reload the project
Reload the CMake project by right click on the project name in the project view and check that no error is displayed. Build the project.
Flash your device
To flash the firmware into your ESP device, select the build configuration flash and execute it.
You can also open the IDE terminal to execute the same command with idf.py:
$ idf.py flash monitor