3.6. Software Tools

3.6.1. General

At every commit of the development the repository strictly defines the tools and their versions that MUST be used when working on the project.

All developers MUST use exactly these tools and versions.

The continuous integration test runners MUST use exactly these tools and versions.

The tools and versions that are used MUST be defined in the documentation.

3.6.2. Third Party Tools

Supporting tools for software analysis SHOULD be ISO 9001 qualified. The following supporting tool classes are required to be used:

• version control system

• compiler

• text editor

• build automation system

• unit testing framework

• static program analysis tools

• documentation tools

• test runner

The following tools are shown in Table 3.3.

Table 3.3 Third Party Tools

Tool

Class

Criticality

Criticality comment

Git

version control system

T3

TI ARM CGT

compiler

T3

used to build code for the target

TI ARM CGT

T3

used to link code for the target

GCC

compiler

T2

used to build and link code for unit tests

VS Code

text editor

T1

waf

build automation system

T3

controls build process; generates version dependent code

Axivion Suite

static program analysis tools

T2

sphinx

documentation tools

T1

just a rendering tool for the documentation text files

ceedling

unit testing framework

T2

Custom HIL implementation

test runner

T3

3.6.3. Repository Inherent Tools

3.6.3.1. General

Tools that are specifically developed to support this project MUST be included in the repository.

These tools MUST be checked by language appropriate checkers:

• linters to reduce the presence of programmatically detectable error (if available)

• source code formatters to simplify code reviews (if available)

Unit tests MUST be implemented for these tools.

3.6.3.2. Supporting Programming and Scripting Languages

Programming and scripting languages that support the projects objective MUST be chosen from the following list in order to limit the number of external dependencies:

• Python 3

• Ruby 2.7

• shell scripts (for cmd.exe or bash)