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avrdude

avrdude has been updated from 5.8 to 5.10. The new release includes support for additional part numbers as well as a number of additional programmers.

Additional information:


piklab

piklab has been updated to version 0.15.7.

Major changes include:

  • Support for PICkit2V2 has been removed
  • ICD2 support has been greatly improved, including support for dsPIC33 devices
  • Toolchain and programmer selection have been moved to the project manager

and much more.

For complete details, refer to the Piklab change log at http://piklab.sourceforge.net/changelog.php.


mcu8051ide

mcu8051ide has been upgraded to version 1.3.3. In addition to bugfixes, this release includes the following new features:

  • RS232/UART debugger, tool intended for debugging in real hardware applications
  • Symbol list (added on the right panel)
  • Assembler has now support for assigning register names to constants. So since this version you can write code like this:
ABC   EQU   R0

      MOV   ABC, #55h   ; <- This will be compiled as "MOV R0, #55h


gnusim8085

Fedora 13 includes gnusim8085 version 1.3.6. This new release is now internationalized, and includes a number of usability improvements and new features. For a complete description, refer to the announcement at https://launchpad.net/gnusim8085/+announcement/5242.


avr-binutils

avr-binutils has been updated to 2.20. There are a number of new features as well as bug fixes. Refer to the project's NEWS file for details at http://sourceware.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/~checkout~/src/binutils/NEWS?rev=1.87&content-type=text/plain&cvsroot=src&only_with_tag=binutils-binutils-2_20.


avr-gcc

avr-gcc has been updated to 4.5.0, along with avr-gcc-c++. Refer to http://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-4.5/changes.html for the details of this upgrade.