IDE 1.8.0 Released -- update: 1.8.10

I've installed 1.8.0 on a Mac with Sierra OS;.upgrading from 1.6.13. Tested a few complex programs using serial, i2c and spi for the ATmega328P and ATmega1284P. No problems, so far.

I really don't know why they have to roll out new versions frequently. I have been using since IDE 1.5 and there are nothing change to me. I used with Windows and some popular boards UNO or Pro mini. Anyway, it's still a nice news.

Hi,

Since I install 1.8.0 font in IDE is destroyed :fearful:

NO. Not completly destroyed... but looks like anti aliasing or something like that is corrupted...

Same for u ?

Yes, there is something definitely wrong with the font in the IDE. Much harder to read than previous. Windows 10 64 bit if that matters.

Yeahh, now even with evil Windows app...

But seriously, can the 1.6.6 and 1.6.7 sticky be unstickyed now. They are just clutter.

@OzOns, yes, have it too. Only the toolbar, menu's and dialogs though, code editor is fine.

Win 10 x64 here as well

septillion,

Are you sure about the code editor? Doesn’t look right to me. My other system is in another room so it’s had to do a side by side but it doesn’t look good. It looks more obvious in all caps lines such as a #define MOTHERBOARD BOARD_RAMPS_14_EFB.

Yep, sure about it :slight_smile:

See:
ArduinoIDE-1.8.0-error.png

Al tough the image makes it look a bit weird as well :confused:

Great news!

The Arduino Tian and the Arduino M0 Pro are coming soon!

thks Septillion

"@OzOns, yes, have it too. Only the toolbar, menu's and dialogs though, code editor is fine."

I agree (if I change the font size for the editor with a larger one - in preference - ...)

Win7 64bits

septillion:
See:
ArduinoIDE-1.8.0-error.png

Al tough the image makes it look a bit weird as well :confused:

Hey septillion,

I think it’s pretty cool that way but the line.

I jumped from 1.6.12 to 1.8.0 I noticed that arduino.org also moved from 1.7.x to 1.8 and now has the same change log as the Arduino.cc version 1.8.0. This must be the way the dispute ends.

I brought the two IDE versions up side-by-side and there is something funny about the font in 1.8. It is especially noticable in the Preferences dialog. I guess they left us something to complain about until we get 1.8.1 or so.

As far as putting it through its paces it seems like 1.8.0 handles everything that I was running in 1.6.12 and there were some additional board choices for most of the products from Arduino.org. It doesn't have any selections for their Zero Pro, M0 Pro, and M0 boards but it looks like these can be treated as Arduino Zero boards just by reflashing the bootloader.

Septillion,

If this works check the following images. The first is from 1.6.13 and the second is from 1.8.0. Both a shots of the same piece of code. Do you see any differences? Maybe it's me but the 1.6.13 is clearer especially the the #define ENABLED (look at the A). Also look at the W in SWITCHING.

1.6.13

1.8.0

Well, that didn't work as expected. Open the link to see the image. Time to learn how to embed an image.

SurfingDude: It doesn't have any selections for their Zero Pro, M0 Pro, and M0 boards

It has now. Update your SAMD boards.

For anyone seeing the font problem, there's now a fix on Github.

https://github.com/arduino/Arduino/pull/5756

Thanks Paul.

On one monitor it looks fine but my other monitor it looks faint That fixed it.

1.8.1 fixes both the menu font display and the code editor display

Followup that the patch from github works fine on my Win10 64 bit system but just hangs on Win10 32 bit.

I noticed that the in the file hardware/arduino/avr/platform.txt file, it says the IDE is version 1.6.16 instead of version 1.8.0 See line 9 of the file.

This is also true in the pre-release 1.8.1 images in the 5756 linked above.

--- bill

DrAzzy: Does this mark the end of the Arduino vs Arduino days?

Anyone played with it? Does it break stuff?

The linux 32 bit 1.8.0 package from arduino.cc is not the same as the 1.8.0 package from arduino.org

The arduino.org IDE is missing the java directory and arduino-core.jar and pde.jar are different in the two packages.

The IDE 1.8.0 from arduino.cc seems to work ok on 32 bit linux Mint 17.1 but IDE 1.8.0 from arduino.org does not. The arduino.org IDE immediately crashes.

--- bill

bperrybap: I noticed that the in the file hardware/arduino/avr/platform.txt file, it says the IDE is version 1.6.16 instead of version 1.8.0

That is not IDE version, but AVR boards version.

bperrybap: The linux 32 bit 1.8.0 package from arduino.cc is not the same as the 1.8.0 package from arduino.org

Well that's sure annoying. I've been hoping that with the reconciliation things would get less fragmented but having two different IDEs with the same version number is actually worse. You'd think they'd just distribute the same exact file from the same server. A quick test of the arduino.org 1.8.0 Windows build seems to work but a diff shows they are definitely different. What a completely idiotic thing to do!