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Bootloader news
05-12-2013, 09:47 PM,
#1
Bootloader news
Some good news about bootloaders ?
- 8-bit Pinguino : version 5 of the bootloader is on its way (thanks to André, France) and it will be a HID bootloader based on the actual bootloader (v4.x).
- 32-bit Pinguino : version 1 of the Pinguino bootloader is also on its way (thanks to Andrej, Croatia) and it will be a compact and open source bootloader.
It is easier to complain than it is to do, but it is better to do than it is to complain.
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07-12-2013, 10:28 PM,
#2
RE: Bootloader news
Open source ? Thats a boot-load of good news ! Smile
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08-12-2013, 12:06 AM,
#3
RE: Bootloader news
Great news! Will 8-bit-bootloader V5 REPLACE (then discontinued) V4, or will both be maintained concurrently?
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09-12-2013, 10:28 AM,
#4
RE: Bootloader news
v4 will always be supported by the IDE (just like v1 or v2).
I think its development will stop only if v5 gives a real advantage.

(08-12-2013, 12:06 AM)trollpatsch Wrote: Great news! Will 8-bit-bootloader V5 REPLACE (then discontinued) V4, or will both be maintained concurrently?
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20-03-2014, 10:19 AM,
#5
RE: Bootloader news
(09-12-2013, 10:28 AM)regis Wrote: v4 will always be supported by the IDE (just like v1 or v2).
I think its development will stop only if v5 gives a real advantage.

Hi Regis,

Is there any news fo Hid BL ?

Steve
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20-03-2014, 10:58 AM,
#6
RE: Bootloader news
The HID version (aka bootloader v5.x) has been developed by André so I'll let him answer to your question.
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20-03-2014, 11:03 PM,
#7
RE: Bootloader news
(20-03-2014, 10:19 AM)psteve Wrote:
(09-12-2013, 10:28 AM)regis Wrote: v4 will always be supported by the IDE (just like v1 or v2).
I think its development will stop only if v5 gives a real advantage.

Hi Regis,

Is there any news fo Hid BL ?

Steve

Hi Steve,
What kind of processor and board do you use ?
I can suggest you with pleasure to try my Hid bootloader.
I used it successfully with a 18f4550_X20MHz 18f26j50_X8MHz and 18f47j53_X8MHz (+Win 7 system) up to I met a problem when using a .pde calling Bulk functions. The Hid Bootloader and the Bulk lib use the same USB descriptors and this leads to a conflict for Windows system.
That is why I stopped to release my work.
Today my time disponibility is limited to find a solution at that.
Nevertheless you can have a try. What advantages are you looking for ?Let me know your interest about it.
André
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21-03-2014, 03:24 PM,
#8
RE: Bootloader news
Hi Andre,
I use pinguino 32 micro & 2-4550 & 45k50intosc.

Using windows 7 there are little problems, and sometimes upload fail.
So maybe very interesting to check the functionality with Hid.

The expected benefits would be less memory space and less dependence on specific drivers for Windows.

If you can send me a test version of 4550 hid bl, I would be very happy to test for Benefits e/o malfunction. Rolleyes

Steve
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21-03-2014, 06:45 PM,
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RE: Bootloader news
(21-03-2014, 03:24 PM)psteve Wrote: Hi Andre,
I use pinguino 32 micro & 2-4550 & 45k50intosc.

Using windows 7 there are little problems, and sometimes upload fail.
So maybe very interesting to check the functionality with Hid.

The expected benefits would be less memory space and less dependence on specific drivers for Windows.

If you can send me a test version of 4550 hid bl, I would be very happy to test for Benefits e/o malfunction. Rolleyes

Steve
Hi Steve,
Here is Bootloader_v5.1_18f4550_X20MHz.hex which has the same properties as bootloader v4.14 : reset to upload, the user led flashes quickly and the uploading also starts at 0xc00.
Using the IDE is the same way : select boot v4.x although the name is v5.1. This is accepted by the uploader.
You must uninstall the "pinguino" usb driver as soon as you have burnt the boot v5.1.
The hid driver is installed automatically. Nothing to do.

Tell me about your testing.
Good luck
André


Attached Files
.hex   Bootloader_v5.1_18f4550_X20MHz.hex (Size: 8.06 KB / Downloads: 18)
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31-03-2014, 06:33 AM,
#10
RE: Bootloader news
Hi André

I also want to test on Linux, what do I do? Smile
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