NEWS: more info
authorDavid Brownell <>
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:21:31 +0000 (20:21 -0700)
committerDavid Brownell <>
Sat, 31 Oct 2009 03:21:31 +0000 (20:21 -0700)
There were a few more changes worth mentioning, including support
for more JTAG adapters, boundary scan improvements, another NAND
driver, and the Win64 stuff.

Signed-off-by: David Brownell <>

diff --git a/NEWS b/NEWS
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--- a/NEWS
+++ b/NEWS
@@ -5,12 +5,22 @@ other issues not mentioned here.
 JTAG Layer:
     FT2232H (high speed USB) support doesn't need separate configuration
+    New FT2232H JTAG adapters:  Amontec, Olimex, Signalyzer
     New reset_config options for SRST gating the JTAG clock (or not)
     TAP declaration no longer requires ircapture and mask attributes
-    New "post-reset" event handler for TAP-invariant setup code
+    Scan chain setup should be more robust, with better diagnostics
+    New TAP events:
+       "post-reset" for TAP-invariant setup code (TAPs not usable yet)
+       "setup" for use once TAPs are addressable (e.g. with ICEpick)
     Overridable Tcl "init_reset" and "jtag_init" procedures
+    Simple "autoprobe" mechanism to help simplify server setup
+Boundary Scan:
+    SVF bugfixes ... parsing fixes, better STATE switch conformance
+    XSVF bugfixes ... be more correct, handle Xilinx tool output
 Target Layer:
+    Warn on use of obsolete numeric target IDs
     New commands for use with Cortex-M3 processors:
        "cortex_m3 disassemble" ... Thumb2 disassembly (UAL format)
        "cortex_m3 vector_catch" ... traps certain hardware faults
@@ -18,20 +28,28 @@ Target Layer:
     If you're willing to help debug it
        VERY EARLY Cortex-A8 and ARMv7A support
        Updated hardware support
+       you may need to explicitly "reset" after connect-to-Beagle
     New commands for use with XScale processors: "xscale vector_table"
+    ARM
+       bugfixes to single-stepping Thumb code
+       ETM: unavailable registers are not listed
+       ETB, ETM: report actual hardware status
        name change:  "arm9 vector_catch" not "arm9tdmi vector_catch"
        single stepping support for i.MX31
        bugfix for missing "arm11" prefix on "arm11 memwrite ..."
-    ETM support
-       Unavailable registers are not listed
+    GDB support
+       gdb_attach command is gone
 Flash Layer:
     The lpc2000 driver handles the new NXP LPC1700 (Cortex-M3) chips
-    New lpc2900 driver for NXP LPC2900 chips (ARM968 based)
+    New drivers:
+       lpc2900, for NXP LPC2900 chips (ARM968 based)
+       mx3_nand, for imx31
     New "last" flag for NOR "flash erase_sector" and "flash protect"
     The "nand erase N" command now erases all of bank N
+    Speed up davinci_nand by about 3x
 Board, Target, and Interface Configuration Scripts:
     Amontec JTAGkey2 support
@@ -48,6 +66,8 @@ Documentation:
     Notes on target source code changes that may help debugging
 Build and Release:
+    Clean builds on (32-bit) Cygwin
+    Clean builds on 64-bit MinGW
 For more details about what has changed since the last release,
 see the ChangeLog associated with this source archive.  For older NEWS,

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