V.5.4.0 Posting

jwestmoreland wrote on Wednesday, July 08, 2009:

Hello All,

I am sure Richard will fill us in soon - v.5.4.0 is post(ing)(ed) - my SVN is still updating.


rtel wrote on Wednesday, July 08, 2009:

Hi John,

V5.4.0 is not going to be released as a .zip file.  I released it in SVN to meet a customer time scale, and users should be aware that the LPC1768 demos are not in a consistent state.

The change log, which I have also not published yet (it will get published when the next .zip file is released) looks like this:

Changes between V5.3.1 and V5.4.0 released July 7th 2009

    + Added Virtex5 / PPC440 port and demos.
    + Reworked byte alignment code to ensure 8 byte alignment works correctly.
    + Set configUSE_16_BIT_TICKS to 0 in the PPC405 demo projects.
    + Changed the initial stack setup for the PPC405 to ensure the small data
      area pointers are setup correctly.

jwestmoreland wrote on Thursday, July 09, 2009:


Do you mean the byte alignment code in the demo’s or in the core?


rtel wrote on Thursday, July 09, 2009:

heap_1.c, heap_2.c and tasks.c all have minor modifications.  Heap_1.c and heap_2.c  allow the heap structs to be 8 byte aligned (4 was the max before).  tasks.c ensures the top of stack is properly aligned when 8 byte alignment is used.  These should not effect the MSP430 ports.


jwestmoreland wrote on Thursday, July 09, 2009:

Thanks Richard,

rtel wrote on Sunday, July 12, 2009:

I am currently updating the repository again (?), this time with consistent LPC1768 demos.  This will be released in a V5.4.0 .zip file after all.