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Bug Reports

Although ASEM-51 is no brand-new product, it is probably not yet quite perfect! Whenever you experience problems with it, please do not hesitate to send a brief bug report to the author!

Please send bug reports as plain text mails, written in English or German. A bug report should always contain the following information:

  • the user's full name and e-mail address
  • the ASEM-51 version number
  • the host platform (DOS, Windows, Linux, FreeBSD)
  • a brief error description
  • a simplified 8051 demo program that shows the bug

If the program that causes the error, cannot be simplified to a short demo example, or in special cases, it may also be necessary to include one or more of the following files (if applicable):

  • original 8051 assembly source file
  • all include files
  • list file
  • Intel-HEX file and/or OMF-51 module
  • binary file (in case of HEXBIN errors)
  • capture file of console output (in case of runtime errors)
  • a detailed step-by-step description of how to reproduce the bug
  • your ASEM-51 distribution archive (in case it may be corrupted)
  • other associated files or information (if any)

In a particular situation, the user must decide himself, which information may be necessary (or helpful) to find and fix a bug. Whenever in doubt, attach more information than may be required!

Note:   A bug that cannot be reproduced, cannot be fixed!     bug

If you are new to the MCS-51 family or to ASEM-51, and you are not sure whether something striking is a bug or not, please report it regardless! If it is a bug, it will be fixed in the next release. If it is not, you'll always get an explanation from the author!

In most cases, the author and half a dozen beta testers cannot find all remaining bugs of a new release. Therefore, user feedback is a big chance for "living" free software. As time goes by, it may become more reliable than commercial products. Please support the freeware idea, and help to improve this program!

Copyright © 1994, 1996, 2002   by   W.W. Heinz

Last revised:   December 14, 2010