SAM R21 AS & ASF Update from beta does not work

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so, after much nagging - eg, https://www.avrfreaks.net/comment... - I have updated Atmel Studio 6.2 beta (with ASF 3.16.0 beta) to the latest & greatest:

 

Studio 6.2.1153;

ARM GCC Toolchain 4.8.3.277;

ASF 3.19.0.

 

I can open my Project, and it builds successfully.

 

But, when I go to the ASF Wizard, it correctly shows v3.16.0 selected, but says that I have no modules installed - which is rubbish.

 

When I go to the 'Versions' tab, and select 3.19.0 to upgrade, it tells me that I have local changes - which is true.

 

When I press the 'Update' button, it churns for a while, finishes the process - but the report says it did nothing.

 

Sure enough, it has done nothing!

 

So how do I get it to actually do the upgrade?

 

angry

 

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awneil wrote:
when I go to the ASF Wizard, it correctly shows v3.16.0 selected, but says that I have no modules installed - which is rubbish.

 

I guess that's probably the key...?

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It seems that the beta ASF I was given cannot be upgraded...

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awneil wrote:
It seems that the beta ASF I was given cannot be upgraded...

FYI: The solution (from Atmel) for this is to hack the ASF version in the .cproj file to one that can be upgraded, and take it from there.

 

This does allow the upgrade process to complete, but leaves a broken project.

 

angry

 

Now you see why I was reluctant to do the upgrade in mid-project...

 

 

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