Final OpenOCD-0.6.0 is out!

September 7th, 2012

It took 13 months without 2 days this time, but here it is! Packages with sourcecode of new stable release of OpenOCD – 0.6.0 – are available for you to download from sourceforge’s Download area. If you’re using Windows, you may check out Freddie Chopin’s website to download binaries for this system.

Here is the NEWS file for this release, which highlights most important changes:

This file includes highlights of the changes made in the OpenOCD source archive release. See the repository history for details about what changed, including bugfixes and other issues not mentioned here.

JTAG Layer:
New STLINK V1/V2 JTAG/SWD adapter support.
New OSJTAG adapter support.
New Tincantools Flyswatter2 support.
Improved ULINK driver.
Improved RLINK driver.
Support for adapters based on FT232H chips.
New experimental driver for FTDI based adapters, using libusb-1.0 in asynchronous mode.

Boundary Scan:

Target Layer:
New Cortex-M0 support.
New Cortex-M4 support.
Improved Working area algorithm.
New RTOS support. Currently linux, FreeRTOS, ThreadX and eCos.
Connecting under reset to Cortex-Mx and MIPS chips.

Flash Layer:
New SST39WF1601 support.
New EN29LV800BB support.
New async algorithm support for selected targets, stm32, stellaris and pic32.
New Atmel SAM3S, SAM3N support.
New ST STM32L support.
New Microchip PIC32MX1xx/2xx support.
New Freescale Kinetis K40 support.

Board, Target, and Interface Configuration Scripts:
Support Dangerous Prototypes Bus Blaster.
Support ST SPEAr Family.
Support Gumstix Verdex boards.
Support TI Beaglebone.

Improved HACKING info for submitting patches.
Fixed numerous broken links.

Build and Release:

For more details about what has changed since the last release, see the git repository history. With gitweb, you can browse that in various levels of detail.

For older NEWS, see the NEWS files associated with each release (i.e. NEWS-<version>).

For more information about contributing test reports, bug fixes, or new features and device support, please read the new Developer Manual (or the BUGS and PATCHES.txt files in the source archive).

OpenOCD v0.6.0-rc2 released

August 29th, 2012

Second release candidate for version 0.6.0 of OpenOCD was just released. Repository was updated and archives with source code uploaded for you to sourceforge. As usually Windows users can find a suitable binary on Freddie Chopin’s website.

Final 0.6.0 is scheduled to be released on 6th of September 2012 – if no problems with -rc2 will be found. In case a need of extending this period appears, the final release would be possible after 23rd of September.

Happy debugging! Remember to post info on potential problems to mailing list!

OpenOCD v0.6.0-rc1 released

August 2nd, 2012

We are pleased to announce that first release candidate for version 0.6.0 of OpenOCD was released. Relevant changes have been done to the repository, the source packages can be downloaded from sourceforge. Windows binary is already available on Freddie Chopin’s website.

If no problems occur (no regressions / bugs will be found), the rc1 phase may be short, say 2 weeks. In case of problems the rc1 phase may be extended, or further rc phases may be done.

So start testing and report back if you find any problems!

User mailing list

May 11th, 2012

To better help the user resolve issues with using OpenOCD, we have created a openocd-user mailing list. Hopefully with user input we can make OpenOCD a smoother experience for all.

For info other OpenOCD mailing lists can be found here.

Using OpenOCD with the Beaglebone

May 11th, 2012

For those interested here is a new tutorial on using BeagleBone with OpenOCD.

Linaro Connect Q4.11 – JTAG (Flyswatter 2) and Beacon board demo

April 20th, 2012

Using OpenOCD JTAG in Android Kernel Debugging

April 20th, 2012

Mailing Lists Working

January 3rd, 2012

All the mailing lists are back online now – all i can say is it took a lot longer than it should have (sf).

Mailing List Issues

November 29th, 2011

We are currently having issues with our mailing lists hosted on SF:

For some reason they have been deleted, SF are looking into it and hopefully we will be back online soon.

new helpers

November 8th, 2011

We have two new helpers to the OpenOCD team – Gerrit and Jenkins.

Gerrit is a web based review system that makes reviewing patches simpler for all – especially project devs.
Here is the link for our Gerrit server

Jenkins is a continuous integration server, and is being used to test any patches uploaded to Gerrit. This again makes our life simpler as some of the trivial tasks are now automated.
Here is the link for our Jenkins server.

The server has been kindly donated by the kind folks at Zylin.

In the long term this will hopefully mean a more stable OpenOCD.