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Use JBUG11 instead of PCBUG

Started by Mark Schultz November 6, 2005
A quick suggestion for those new to the 68HC11 who are trying to use
PCBUG11 for debugging and loading programs:

Don't.

PCBUG11 is a old DOS program that has known timing issues when used on
a modern PC, even if that PC is booted into a 'pure' DOS mode.
There's a much better, more modern alternative to PCBUG11: JBUG11.
You can get it at:

http://freespace.virgin.net/john.beatty/Jbug11_main.html

There's also a Yahoo! Group dedicated to support for this program:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/JBug11

JBUG11 has been written with PCBUG11 users in mind; it uses a command
syntax that is almost identical to PCBUG11. And best of all, it's a
Windows-native, GUI-based application.

I have used JBUG11 successfully for a number of HC11 projects. It is
not hard to learn if you take the time to read the documentation that
is provided with the program. If you are already familiar with PCBUG,
learning how to use JBUG will be farily easy. Furthermore, there are
plenty of experienced HC11 users out there who have used JBUG
(including the author) who will be happy to help you if you get stuck,
esp. if you make a reasonable effort to solve your initial problems on
your own before seeking assistance.



Mark Schultz wrote:
> A quick suggestion for those new to the 68HC11 who are trying to use
> PCBUG11 for debugging and loading programs:
>
> Don't.
>
> PCBUG11 is a old DOS program that has known timing issues when used on
> a modern PC, even if that PC is booted into a 'pure' DOS mode.
> There's a much better, more modern alternative to PCBUG11: JBUG11.
> You can get it at:
>
> http://freespace.virgin.net/john.beatty/Jbug11_main.html

[snip]

Interesting, but not very useful to me. I don't have any
computers which run Windows on any regular basis. I can,
however, run PCBUG11 on my 2.70GHZ machine with no problem
after using the path on the URL I posted earlier.

Generally, I find BUFFALO easier to use, anyway.

Mike
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