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OpenOCD 0.5.0 finally published!
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Written by Freddie Chopin   
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 18:00

Almost one and a half year passed since last stable OpenOCD release... During this time 0.4.0 Windows installer was downloaded from this website over 16000 times and packages with development versions from this period - over 5000 times.

This time Windows version of the application was published - just as development versions - as a compressed .zip archive, not as .msi installer - I hope this won't be a problem for you, it's easier and faster to create such package instead of playing with installers (; . In Download > Software > OpenOCD you can download 32- and 64-bit version. Extract anywhere and you are ready to go (;

You can find highlights of major changes in NEWS file associated with this release in OpenOCD repository. There are not many of them, because this release should be treated as a stable update, without any revolutionary changes.

What next? The most anticipated feature - SWD (Serial Wire Debug) interface support, two-wire interface used in most recent Cortex chips - is in advanced stage. While you could use both "classic" JTAG and "modern" SWD in "bigger" chips like STM32 or LPC17xx, the smallest chips - like LPC11xx - can be debugged only via SWD. You can find more details on OpenOCD mailing list. Let's hope that test versions will be available soon! Stay tuned!

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 August 2011 18:53