Archive for July, 2009

OpenOCD 0.2.0 Released

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

The OpenOCD Project has produced its 0.2.0 source code release. The summary of changes since the last release may be found in the NEWS file. You may download the source archives from the BerliOS website.

Beyond some new features and numerous bug fixes, this release reflects significant work by the community to clean up the code, documentation, and processes. Significantly, the 0.2.0 release served to test a nearly automated release process. That tool will help project maintainers deliver improvements and fixes to the user community more frequently and robustly.

Because the project will be producing regular releases, the maintainers hope that most users will avoid the potential build problems and instabilities that can be associated with the Subversion repository trunk. A regular cycle should encourage packaging of OpenOCD releases on more platforms and distributions, providing binaries for users on all supported systems.

Finally, the OpenOCD project will no longer distribute binary packages or installers. The OpenOCD 0.1.0 installer was removed due to licensing violations that were exposed while improving the documentation for the 0.2.0 release. These issues were discussed in depth on the mailing list, and the Software Freedom Law Center provided guidance and support for the OpenOCD community. Future GPL violations should be reported to the developer mailing list, the maintainers, or the SFLC.