Microchip has announced that it will release new cross-platform MPLAB XC C compilers by the end of March. They come in 3 versions depending on PIC family: XC8 is for 8bit, XC16 for 16bit, and XC32 for 32bit microcontrollers.
Microchip is releasing MPLAB XC C compilers in the upcoming weeks. There will be three, one for each of the major Microchip logic architectures: MPLAB XC8, MPLAB XC16 and MPLAB XC32. By the end of March, we should have all three versions available. In the same open-platform spirit as MPLAB X IDE, MPLAB XC C Compilers will run on Windows, MAC and Linux. XC compilers will come with a new license manager to make installation and license management simple across platforms. Users will be able to install the compiler on any platform of choice.
No word on what ‘new license manager’ means for free users.