Arduino IDE 1.6.6 released

Arduino IDE 1.6.6 recently released, is an open-source Arduino Software (IDE) that makes it easy to write code and upload it to the board. It runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing and other open-source software. This software can be used with any Arduino board.

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Arduino IDE 1.6.6 Changelog:

  • Switched to Java 8, which is now both bundled and needed for compiling the IDE
  • Added link to unofficial boards support list in preferences
  • Limit of possible new sketches in a day raised to 676. Thanks @Chris–A
  • Windows: fixed a bug when running username had non ASCII chars
  • ArduinoISP examples moved under 11. ArduinoISP folder
  • MacOSX: binary is now able to tell the IDE its current working directory. Eases life to those using the IDE from the CLI
  • CLI: if specified board doesn’t exist, fail instead of using a default one
  • When changing tab, file name is shown in window title
  • IDE groups compiled files into “libraries”, “core” and “sketch” folders
  • Editor: triple click selects whole line
  • Windows: IDE startup feels faster
  • Update notifications: when updates are available from either Library or Boards Managers, a popup will be shown
  • Introducing arduino-builder, a command line tool that properly calls gcc. Fixes lots of issues about buggy preprocessing.
  • Each open sketch gets built in its own folder, allowing the IDE to recycle previous compilations and being much faster
  • Library to library dependencies: when your sketch imports a library, and that library uses another, the IDE will find out without you having to add a useless #include to your sketch
  • Fixed parsing for SystemProfiler when scanning for available serial ports on Macosx El Capitan
  • See release notes for full details

Install Arduino IDE 1.6.6 on Ubuntu OS

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-desktop/ubuntu-make

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-make

sudo umake ide arduino

Remove Arduino IDE

umake web visual-studio-code --remove

sudo apt-get remove ubuntu-make
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