Do you remember the post I did a while back that people thought was a bit odd? It had a poll in it that asked if I should do another release of WinAVR.
Well, here it is again. Should I do another release of WinAVR?
Also, I would like some feedback on the feasibility of continuing an all open-source, community directed and made toolchain for the AVR (and, sure let's throw in for the AVR32 too).
The problem is this: WinAVR is a lot to do. A lot of people make requests, but it takes time and effort to implement new features and fix bugs. And it seems that we're always short of volunteers to help.
Luckily, the toolchain is broken down into multiple self-contained projects, and one does not have to be an expert to help out. You could also learn some good skills along the way, and I'm willing to provide help for the skills needed.
Ideally, I would like to see WinAVR contain:
- A fully functioning, cross platform IDE. Programmers Notepad has been nice, but it didn't progress like I thought it would. There's an AVR Eclipse plug-in open source project on SourceForge. I would like to include that in WinAVR, and also see it continue to advance.
- We have talked about adding a "core library" (corelib) to avr-libc for a while. We started a mailing list for it a while back, but it hasn't gone far. This library would provide functionality for on-board peripherals across the whole AVR family. I would really like to see this progress, and I have code to contribute to this.
Maybe you have some other ideas?
Let me know.