It is still in progress. It will need a new version of Comfigurator to support it.
Yes, you will have to upgrade the UCM to the new firmware using another UCM before it can become self-upgrading. The upgraded UCM will still be able to use the "old" method of using the programming cable to upgrade other UCMs and modules
I dont know what you mean by the "placebo" firmware and why you would need that
Lets say that the UCM version that first supports this is 5.300. We use another UCM to upgrade our UCM (using the new Comfigurator) to version 5.300.
Now we want to test if it all works. Using just the new method if you could provide us with a 5.301 firmware we can they test the new upgrade process works without having to wait months for the next firmware version. So 5.301 is "placebo" in that it has no new fixes/features other than a hike in the version numbering to fool the UCM that it can be upgraded.
Maybe I'm totally "off mark" but that was my thinking.
Last edited on Saturday May 14th, 2011 06:52 am by juwi_uk
You should be able to test by upgrading with the 5.300 firmware again. The upgrading process does not require that you must always UPgrade to a higher version.
In fact you could even downgrade to a previous version which does not support self-upgrading feature