Archive for February, 2006

Back from Embedded World, and preparing for Fosdem 2006

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

I’m back from the Embedded World in Nuremberg for several days now. Here’s a short list of what I believe that I’ve learned from our visitor’s feedback:

  • Integration with GUI debuggers. This seemed to be important to quite a lot of people, who had problems with the spartanic demonstration using only telnet and the gdb command line. I’ve tested OpenOCD today with Eclipse and the Zylin-patched CDT, and it worked quite well. I’m currently working on getting this to run a bit more smoothely.
  • The website seems to be confusing, making it hard for people to find the stuff they’re looking for. I’m thinking of moving to Joomla (a Mambo fork), but this requires a lot more administrative effort.
  • Support for Intel XScale cores. I always wanted to add this, and I’m currently figuring out how much work this is going to be.

Feel free to comment on this list, and tell me about things you’d like to see (or want to add yourself :) ).

I’m currently preparing for a trip to Fosdem, where I’m supposed to give a short presentation on the Open On-Chip Debugger, so I might be a bit slow in replying to support requests during the next days.

Greetings from the Embedded World 2006

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

The second day at the Embedded World in Nuremberg is over, and I’ve had the chance to meet a lot of interesting people from the embedded field. Today the demand for OpenOCD flyers exceeded all of our expectations and we ran out of copies, so here’s a link to the poster/flyer’s http://openocd.berlios.de/poster.pdf

Support requests

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

Please use the OpenOCD forums and support ticketing system available at the project site, instead of posting comments to the blog posts/pages.
I’d prefer keeping the commenting system for feedback related to news or articles, while having general support issues in the project support features provided by Berlios.