The programming backend can now be specified in pic.conf for each device. Experimental support for PIC18F2458, PIC18F2553, PIC18F4458, and PIC18F4450 has been added. Support for PIC18F4553 has been added. man2html is now used to build -man.html files. Rules to build pic.conf from spec files are not used anymore and have been removed. The obsolete INCLUDE variable has been replaced by AM_CPPFLAGS in src/Makefile.am. Odyssey is now distributed as a tar.bz2 file.
This is a maintenance release. It fixes a GCC 4.3 compatibility issue, adds support for PIC16F627A, PIC16F628A, and PIC16F648A, and fixes a file name schema (Pic16f6xx.cxx becomes Pic16f6xxDevice.cxx).
Experimental support has been added for PIC12F683, PIC16F818, PIC16F819, PIC18F1320, PIC18F2450, PIC18F2525, PIC18F2620, PIC18F4525, PIC18F4620,PIC18F4455, PIC16F84A with id 0x540 (PIC16F84A_OLDID) and 0x560 (PIC16F84A), and configurable write/erase buffers size.