[J-core] FYI nvc is active.

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Sat Jul 23 18:14:49 EDT 2016

On 07/23/2016 03:56 PM, D. Jeff Dionne wrote:
>> On Jul 22, 2016, at 03:04, Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> wrote:
>> The most recent commit to https://github.com/nickg/nvc was 10 hours ago,
>> it would be nice if we had some sort of shiny next goal to offer him.
>> (Can we replace ghdl entirely for j2? What's next to on the path gluing
>> its output to yosys?)
>> Alas my roadmap is too abstract to be useful, I dunno what the concrete
>> steps are or how to put together a test case. Jeff has the glue he did
>> for the proprietary front-end but I don't have a copy of that and would
>> probably need significant hand-holding to understand it if I did...
>> Still, ironing while the heat is on strike and all. Pity we can't make
>> puppy eyes at the guy to actually do a website and mailing list. (Or
>> offer him hosting for a website and mailing list for his project...)
>> Rob
> NVC may (or may not) still have problems with configuration
> statements.   The other issue, more serious, is that it doesn't know
> how to write out signals in 'record' types (structs) for the waveform
> viewer.  Everything in our designs use record types.   It seems
> relatively easy to extend the writing of different types to the
> waveform trace file, but rather tedious...
> Cheers,
> J.

Oops, I sent my earlier message to the wrong list...

I'm willing to do "easy but tedious" toolchain work next time I can sit
down with someone in person to get me started, but that's looking like
"February" at this rate. I'd be quite happy if somebody else beat me to
it. :)


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