I have Four comments on the awesome demo described at :-
1) It is not made clear is that you should get the general FreeRTOS distribution from SourceForge and not anything from the Luminary Web Site. This was not a big issue but confused me for quite a few minutes.
2) This page :- http://www.freertos.org/Eclipse.html
describes getting Eclipse going and mentions that you have to delete a lock file. The reason you have to delete this file is that it has been included in the FreeRTOS zip !!! Maybe next version this file can be left out of the zip making it easier to install.
3) The FreeRTOS site mentions starting any new project with a demo and then just modifying it. I think this is exactly the way it should be. The problem is when I added any sort of library function to that project (say strcpy()) the project would no longer build as the library settings are not correct for pulling in the libraries. I am still working on fixing this issue for my project and It is another thing that can and should be resolved in the next version of FreeRTOS. I will post here when I get the solution.
4) Nothing to do with FreeRTOS, but the File Searching does not work on my clean Eclipse install !
These comments are all meant constructively. I think the package as a whole and instructions are fantastic.
I will keep my fingers crossed that I get the hardware to run my code on soon.
To those in the UK I notice the Dev kit is now listed at Farnell. It is however out of stock at the moment.
All the best.
Keep up the good work.