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AVReAl 1.28r8 / FreeBSD

avreal v.1.28r8 and older ones were built for FreeBSD 6.4.
avreal1.28r8 was rebuilt for FreeBSD 8.2 then tested and uploaded to avreal download page.

All future versions will be built for FreeBSD 8.2 only.

AVReAl update — 1.28r8

avreal v1.28r8 (Sat 2011-08-13) has been released.

  • Raw binary file support is added.
    Binary files are denoted by :bin: prefix in file name.
  • -r switch behavior is changed.
    -r+ forces writing full memory content into output file (“old” behavior of -r).
    When -r is used, rows which contain only FF bytes in data field will not be written into :ihex: output file. FF-only tail will not be written into :bin: file.

AVReAl update — 1.28r7

avreal v1.28r7 (Sun 2011-02-27) has been released.

bug in -v+ switch processing

-v+ switch (-v switch with + modifier) is incorrectly processed by avreal versions from 1.28r2 to 1.28r6.
avreal checks for 0xFF all memory locations instead of ones unused in HEX-file.
That way avreal stops work after verification and rejects subsequent operations, for example, fuse write command.

-v switch without modifier is processed properly so it is recommended to use it.
The bug is not critical. Bugfix will be later.

The bug has been fixed in version 1.28r7.

AVReAl update — 1.28r6

avreal v1.28r6 (Sun 2011-01-09) has been released.

  • ATmega325A and ATmega329A are added.
  • Aliases for “A”-versions are added:
        ATmega165A, ATmega645A, ATmega6450A
        ATmega169A, ATmega329PA, ATmega649A, ATmega6490A
  • avreal/Linux64, FT2232* and FT4232H-based adapters:
    Library named instead of previously used is loaded for FTDI chips support.
    This allows installation both old (required for avreal) and new library versions, for example and
    Read more about problems in 64-bit Linux.
  • -k/-K switch now has two forms with different avreal stages execution order.

avreal/linux and 64-bit

At the beginning of december FTDI gave us a small gift — a new version 1.0.0 of library. But avreal/Linux 64 bit doesn’t work with the library. I will check avreal code later. I have placed previous version 0.4.16 of with which avreal works properly, on the download page.

Read more in another post: “The FTDI’s gift”

AVReAl update — 1.28r5

avreal v1.28r5 (Tue 2010-10-12) has been released.

  • Synchronisation lost after verification for FT2232/FT4232-based adapters — fixed.
  • ATmega128RFA1 added

AVReAl update — 1.28r4

avreal v1.28r4 (Tue 2010-09-07) has been released.

The bug has been fixed in version 1.28r5.

bug in avreal 1.28r2 and 1.28r3

A strange bug was found in avreal 1.28r2 and 1.28r3. At the coincidence of conditions

  • An FT2232/FT4232-based adapter is used
  • There are some data for top two flash bytes — either data from hex-file or erase counter
  • flash and fuses are used in one avreal call
  • -v verification switch is used

for some microcontroller types avreal fails with “synchronosation lost” error after the first verification.

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AVReAl update – 1.28r3

avreal v1.28r3 (Mon 2010-08-16) has been released.

  • avreal does not process fuses from Extended Fuse byte for ATmega16M1, ATmega32M1, ATmega64M1, ATmega32C1, ATmega64C1 — fixed.

Oops! Some bugs found.

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