Installing FreeRTOS on an 8051 microcontroller chip

bhavukdheer wrote on Monday, April 27, 2015:

I need to install FreeRTOS on an 8051 microcontroller chip as part of a project. Can anybody tell me how to go about it precisely? I have downloaded SDCC and tried to compile the source C files of FreeRTOS that are available for download at www.freertos.org. I read somewhere that once I am able to create hex files from SDCC, I can burn them to an 8051 microcontroller chip. Is this the right way?

rtel wrote on Monday, April 27, 2015:

Note the SDCC port has not been changed in a very long time, and is known not to build with the latest SDCC tools: http://www.freertos.org/a00104.html#knownissues

Regards.

bhavukdheer wrote on Monday, April 27, 2015:

So what alternatives could I use that would help me compile the source files (in C) of FreeRTOS?

edwards3 wrote on Monday, April 27, 2015:

You can update the makefile that already exists to make it work with the new compiler version, then post the update to the interactive site.