[P]aul from the TI Launchpad Google groups wrote in to tell us that the latest mspgcc compiler now uses TI’s include files. This makes it possible to use code from CCS/IAR examples in mspgcc without messing with header files.
TI recently released GRACE – A graphical tool for setting up your MSP430 peripherals. This is a great tool for those starting with the MSP430 or beginners in general. It works seamlessly with Code Composer Studio V4 to generate C code and supports the MSP430 Value Line devices as well as a few F2xx devices.
[P]aul from Rowley Associates has released his Butterfly BASIC interpreter for the MSP430, modeled after the BASIC you would find on the Acorn Atom PC. The interpreter has been written for the MSP430F449 on a Softbaugh ES449 development board. Since it has been written entirely in assembly, there is no need for a compiler. Flash the interpreter to your MSP and code your program through the serial terminal.
[A]lvaro put together this guide from various sources found on the internet. It is meant to help a beginner set-up the Eclipse IDE to work with MSPGCC and be able to use it to debug and program MSP430 devices. It covers the entire MSP430 toolchain installation from the MSPGCC Compiler, Linker, Assembler and MSPDebug to their settings in the Eclipse IDE. Thank you [A]lvaro.