A few hours ago we met through the arduino blog, the launch of a new version of the Arduino IDE, specifically Arduino IDE 1.6.4, an update that although it seems minor, may be the biggest update of the software.
Arduino IDE 1.6.4 incorporates support for new hardware, specifically Arduino Gemma, the board created with the Adafruit company. They also take up and correct small errors that they made in previous versions such as the removal of the underlining in code errors, which had been removed in version 1.5.7 of the Arduino IDE. A command line has been inserted so that the developer can also work in this environment.
As usual, several errors and bugs that existed in previous versions have also been corrected, such as the attenuation of various menu entries. And the big update: the ability to work with unofficial boards and hardware.
Arduino IDE 1.6.4 retakes the underlines of the wrong code
So far the Arduino IDE only supported official boards from the Arduino project. This was sometimes a problem as there are plates that take parts of their design but are not official. This problem has been corrected in Arduino IDE 1.6.4 since now we are allowed to enter the URL with the specifications of the board and upload it to the IDE so that from that moment on we can work and develop with that board.
Personally, I think that this functionality is a great advance for the IDE and for developers, although the arduino project is a great project, it must be recognized that not all boards have official support, which sometimes made us have to use another IDE or simply fool the Arduino IDE, now with this you no longer need a full-blown software freedom, don't you think?