[ISSUE] Failed to launch OpenOCD GDB Server: Timeout


hey all :wave:

it seems the extension we depend on to drive debugging - cortex-debug - released an update this morning that broke our integration (details here). if you are using v0.2.4 of the Cortext Debug (one of Particle Workbench’s extension dependencies), debugging will not work.


we’ll be working to get a fix out ASAP but in the meantime, the work-around is to use VSCode’s “Install Another Version” option to revert the “Cortex Debug” extension back to v0.2.3:

  1. From VSCode’s main menu select “View > Extensions”

  2. Disable automatic extension updates: Click the three-dot menu (...) in the middle column and select “Disable Auto Updating Extensions”

  1. Find the “Cortext Debug” extension: Click the three-dot menu (...), select “Show Installed Extensions”

  2. Install the 0.2.3 version of cortex-debug: Click the GEAR icon next to the “Cortex Debug” entry, click “Install Another Version”, and select 0.2.3 in the picker menu that launches

hope it helps - apologies for the bumps :pray::+1:

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