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codewarrior 4.0 patches

Started by Santi Corera September 30, 2002
I also have purchased this version of Code Warrior with an evaluation board and
I have found it is not possible to work in C reliaby.
I think Metrowerks must provide the patches to solve the bugs in this product.
The user would be able to choose upgrading to version 5.0.
Sorry for my bad english.



Santi Corera wrote:

> I also have purchased this version of Code Warrior with an evaluation board
> and I have found it is not possible to work in C reliaby.
> I think Metrowerks must provide the patches to solve the bugs in this product.
> The user would be able to choose upgrading to version 5.0.
> Sorry for my bad english.

Many people that have CodeWarrior for DSP 4 did not pay for the CodeWarrior
tools as they came free as a promotion with an evaluation board. Obviously
there is no free upgrade for those customers.

We offer a very generous discount for people that had paid for support of
release 4. This is a pretty heavy discount of 70% off.

In addition to bug fixes there was many new features in 5.0 including:
A new IDE (4.2.6)
Full functioning inline assembler
Faster compiled code
Better EVM examples and stationary
Better allocation of memory
Better startup code
Better GUi for seting hardware Breakpoints
More efficient linker

Also they new veriosn works with the latest SDK, which has gone on to add
new processor support.

This is quite a bit of value for the upgrade price, so I don't feel anyone
is buying bug fixes when they upgrade to CW 5.

While I agree that a customer should not have to pay to get a bug fixed.
This should only be true if the bug is serious and it is reported on the
latest version.

I believe that we have been very reasonable and fair with our customers
regarding our upgrades. We are continuing to provide patches for the current
tools and for those that had our older tools we have been generous in our
discounts to allow them to upgrade.

Thanks for reading this far. If you have CW 4 and are unsure if you qualify
for the discount or not write me an e-mail and let me know your location,
and I'll pass it on to the appropriate sales desk.

Ron --
Do what you do best and let Metrowerks do the rest !!
http://www.metrowerks.com/MW/Services/SSG/default.htm

Metrowerks, maker of CodeWarrior - "Software Starts Here"
Ron Liechty - - http://www.metrowerks.com