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Where to Find the Older Versions of the FPGA SDK for OpenCL Guides?

HRZ
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It seems every time a new version of Intel FPGA SDK is released, the older versions of the Programming/Best Practices/etc. guides are removed from Intel's archive and only the latest version is kept. This is a huge problem since all non-reference boards take months or years (and sometimes never) before receiving BSP updates that make them compatible with newer versions of the compiler, and during this time, it is impossible to access the guides associated with the versions of the compiler that are compatible with the boards since they are removed from Intel's website. Is there any place where the older versions of the guides are archived? e.g. I am looking for the Best Practices and Programming guides for v18.1.2 of the OpenCL compiler.

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MEIYAN_L_Intel
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Hi,

The OpenCL document in link as below:

Programming Guide v18.1.1

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/hb/opencl-sdk/archives/aocl_programming_guide-18-1-1.pdf

Best Practice Guide v18.1

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/hb/opencl-sdk/archives/aocl-best-practices-guide-18-1.pdf

 

The OpenCL document weren't published for 18.1.2. 

 

If you need any other version document, please tell me as well.

 

Thanks

 

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MEIYAN_L_Intel
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Hi,

I would like to know which Quartus Edition you are looking for?

For older version, I had found an older version for openCL Best Practise Guide for Quartus Prime Standard v18.1 as link below:

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/documentation/lit-ug.html

Thanks

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HRZ
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I am looking for Quartus Pro. The documentation for v18.1 of the Standard edition is still available online since the documentation for that edition has not been updated since that version.

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MEIYAN_L_Intel
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Hi,

I had reported to the team.

I am checking internally about the information for programming guide and best practice guide document Intel® FPGA SDK for OpenCL™ Pro Edition in 18.1.2 version.

Thanks.

 

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HRZ
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Great. It would be nice if all versions of these documents are archived, just like the changelogs which are archived for every version of the compiler.

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MEIYAN_L_Intel
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Hi,

The OpenCL document in link as below:

Programming Guide v18.1.1

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/hb/opencl-sdk/archives/aocl_programming_guide-18-1-1.pdf

Best Practice Guide v18.1

https://www.intel.com/content/dam/www/programmable/us/en/pdfs/literature/hb/opencl-sdk/archives/aocl-best-practices-guide-18-1.pdf

 

The OpenCL document weren't published for 18.1.2. 

 

If you need any other version document, please tell me as well.

 

Thanks

 

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HRZ
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That is great, thank you. I noticed that by changing the version number in the URL, it is also possible to access other versions. Why doesn't Intel put the archive links for all previous of the documents in the latest version of the guide, as is done for the changelogs (i.e. section 1.7 here: https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/programmable/documentation/ewa1412772636144.html), so that everyone can find them easily?

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MEIYAN_L_Intel
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Hi,

I had reported your suggestion to the team and thank you for your suggestion.

Thanks

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