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Python package for system console

gyuunyuu
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At present the "system console" add-on exists to help debug Intel FPGA systems that contain a debug agent inside of them. The system console is helpful but has many limitations a lot of which has to do with its TCL nature.

It is possible to create a wrapper around the system console in Python and then execute the TCL commands inside it. However, this is only experimental and not a mature solution.

Does Intel consider it worthy to release full Python support for the "System Console" add-on whereby all actions done inside it can be done via a Python script or even a Python GUI?

Many people are already familiar with Python which is so much more powerful then TCL and much well known. If Intel can release a Python package that can be used to implement a complete system console communication through Python and have Intel backing it up to sort out any bugs or future features, it would be a great blessing for hardware engineers around the world using the Intel FPGA devices.  

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Nurina
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Hi,


Thank you for your suggestion. As of now there are no plans initiated for this.


I will bring this up to our product planning team.


Regards,

Nurina


Nurina
Employee
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Hi,


Just to clarify, you would like to see Intel come up with something like this? https://community.intel.com/t5/Intel-Quartus-Prime-Software/Interacting-with-System-console-from-Pyt...


Regards,

Nurina


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