Bullseye Testing Technology

What's New with BullseyeCoverage

Version 8.16 Released October 2019

We added some support for the upcoming C++20 standard including __has_cpp_attribute, concepts, and the comparison operator <=>.

We improved the representation of function names containing parameter array dimensions, an unnamed namespace, and template non-type parameters.

On Windows, we improved speed of the the Coverage Browser Edit Copy command for HTML format.

The Windows kernel mode run-time now supports environment variables in the BullseyeCoverageEnv.txt file. The BullseyeCoverageEnv.txt file supports much larger variable settings.

The small footprint run-time has better multi-processor support.

We added or updated support for the tools below.

We dropped support for the tools and systems below.

Version 8.15 Released August 2018

We improved measurement retention and merging for conditionally compiled functions.

The Microsoft C++ option /experimental:preprocessor is supported.

Windows CE 8 / 2013 on ARMv7 is supported.

For embedded systems, BullseyeCoveage does not require DATA sections to be initialized.

Version 8.14 Released March 2018

For embedded systems, BullseyeCoveage now automatically handles uninitialized BSS sections, a common restriction. Stack usage was decreased.

covhtml exposes non-frame views for better compatibility with some continuous integration systems.

We support the C++17 official standard.

We added or updated support for the tools and systems below.

Version 8.13 Released November 2016

BullseyeCoverage supports all features in the C++17 draft N4606 dated 2016-07-12.

Version 8.12 Released October 2016

A new exclusion directive 'ignore' is added as a convenient shorthand for excluding a small number of source code lines.

The HTML output format supports Content Security Policy.

We improved support for non-ASCII characters, particularly in filenames.

Support for ARC MetaWare Toolkit was freshened

Version 8.11 Released August 2016

This minor release adds covc option --mspp which makes it easier to work around compatibility problems with the Microsoft C++ macro preprocessor.

We added or updated support for the tools and systems below.

Version 8.10 Released March, 2016

This release adds 64-bit executables for Windows, which alleviate address space limitations. We added support for C++14 We improved internationalization and wide character support. The small footprint run-time configuration produces much smaller data files. We improved performance for merging coverage files.

We added or updated support for the tools and technologies below.

Version 8.9 Released March, 2014

This release adds support for a multi-level directory wildcard **. Additionally, the improvements below were added.

Version 8.8 Released October, 2013

We improved the compiler integration interface and added it to the Coverage Browser Options dialog. Run-time i/o performance is improved. For most embedded systems, the run-time is built automatically, using the small footprint run-time configuration.

We added or updated support for the tools and processors below.

Version 8.7 Released June, 2012

The small footprint run-time for embedded systems supports multiple threads and processes.

We added support for the compilers and platforms below.

Version 8.6 Released May, 2012

The covmerge command has a new option --mp that can dramatically reduce time by utilizing multiple processors. We updated support for QNX.

Version 8.5 Released, May 2012

We added support for C++11 and C11. The XML output has provision for stylesheets. We improved multiprocessor utilization during building. You can clear measurements with finer granularity.

We added or improved support for the products below.

Version 8.4 Released, October 2011

Operator sizeof and other operators with type-id operands such as __is_pod are considered not constant when they occur within a template. These expressions may vary across different instantiations.

We added support for the processors and compilers below.

Version 8.3 Released, August 2011

Our embedded system support now uses a small foot print run-time library that is small enough to run on 8-bit and 16-bit processors, and has simpler implementation requirements.

Version 8.2 Released, July 2011

The covhtml command adds HTML output that you can browse and sort similarly to the Coverage Browser.

Version 8.1 Released, May 2011

This release adds support for additional C++0x syntax including the range-based for statement, which required updating the coverage file format.

We increased compatibility with the overloaded operators && and || which behave like the built-in operators, for example the Boost tribool class.

The instrumentation data was reorganized to use a read-only data section, rather than initialized read-write data. This protects much of the run-time data from corruption and simplifies linker configuration for embedded systems.

We improved support for the environments and tools below.

Version 8.0 Released, Oct 2010

We increased the granularity for detecting modified code, from the source file level to the function level. When you measure coverage of a project and then modify a function, the measurements are reset for only that function, rather than the whole source file containing the function. This feature applies to coverage data files written by version 7.12.3 or later.

Version 7.14 Released, June 2010

We added some support for C++0x and Visual Studio 2010.

Our reporting engine more accurately identifies source files by a CRC of their contents rather than their timestamp.

We added support for the tools below:

Version 7.13 Released, August 2009

We name C functions with their parameters included just like C++, for compatibility with code compiled both as C and as C++.

Version 7.12 Released, June 2009

The covclass and covdir commands produce the same output as the Coverage Browser; measurements include nested classes, namespaces, and folders. The coverage file automatically retains more data to reduce the likelyhood of missing data at run-time (error 4) for an overwritten object file. We made reliability improvements for Unix programs that call fork. The Coverage Browser has improved keyboard accessibility.

We freshened support for the environments and tools below:

Version 7.11 Released, January 2009

A new coverage file format is smaller and processed faster.