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Version 7.2.0

Posted by Jerry Durand on August 14, 2012
First, thanks for the update. I've downloaded it and will look into updating current projects with it.

A couple of things:
1) while I've pretty much figured this out, it would be nice if there was a document on updating FreeRTOS in an existing project along with warnings for new people that you don't HAVE to update it just because a new version is out;

2) Is/will there be available manual update patches for this new version for those of use who have purchased manuals? Essentially an update covering new features and depreciated ones.

RE: Version 7.2.0

Posted by Richard on August 14, 2012
1) You are right. If there is any backward compatibility issues I make notes available on how to update. That is extremely rare. If there are no issues I should likewise say so. In the history file I think I said it was backward compatible, but that is not explicitly on how to update. Generally to update you just copy the new FreeRTOS/source files over you old ones, then do a clean build. (naturally, do a back up of the old files first!)

2) There are just a couple of mods that need making to the documented. Thanks for reminding me! There is one new API function, and a modification that allows a parameter in a few others to be optional (it can be set to NULL whereas before it couldn't).


RE: Version 7.2.0

Posted by Pablo Bleyer on August 14, 2012
"and a modification that allows a parameter in a few others to be optional (it can be set to NULL whereas before it couldn't)."

Thanks for implementing it, Richard. It improves my code a lot.

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