After upgrading to Webpack 9.1 (and then directly to service pack 1) on a Windows XP machine connected to a Diligent Spartan 3 Stater Kit via a parallel cable I am no longer able to program the FPGA. Impact complains that "done did not go high" even though everything else (checking ID and such and the uploading itself) seems to be working fine.
The board runs the example in its Flash just fine but is dead after I try to upload anything to it. I have some older .bit files which used to work, so the problem doesn't seem to be that 9.1 is generating a bad bitstream (my initial guess since it was so slow and actually crashed once). Since I had to uninstall the previous version (8.2, I think) before I could install this one I can't check using the old Impact.
The computer is a Dell OptiPlex GX1.
On a totally different subject, Webpack 7 had compiled the System09 example (an implementation of a 6809 computer) just fine for the Spartan 3 200 while Webpack 8 tried to allocate 13 block rams and failed. Webpack 9 only wants 5 block rams for the same design. I found this much variation a bit suprising, though I suppose this is due to differences in the default settings.