Modern (2015) replacement for WinAVR?

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What's the minimal set of downloads people are using to replace WinAVR, now that the Atmel Toolchain doesn't include any of the "loosely associated" unix-like tool executables (make, avrdude, all the little msys utils, etc..)

(For command-line use under windows...)

 

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I have MinGW installed for x86 GCC and it comes with all the standard tools. It also does not spread itself all over your system, which is nice. You will have to get avrdude separately, I don't think it is a part of any bundle anymore.

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You can also extract all of them from Atmel Studio. Those things are not updated all that often, so you only need to do it once. On my system they are located in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Studio7\7.0\shellutils". For AS6.2 there is equivalent path that ends in shellutils.

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Don't know anything about avrdude. But regarding the unix utils - do they really change much? Otherwise just use the ones that came with WinAVR. (Personally, I had UnxUtils on my machines since before I started working with WinAVR (or any Windows-based GCC for that matter). So, I never used the ones that came with WinAVR. Now that I have several different GCCs, including MinGW for x86, I still keep using the old utils that I had since forever.)