Is Studio 7 Stable?

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I recall having terrible problems with one version of Studio (was it 5?).

 

I'm now on studio 6 which is full of annoying complexity compared to Studio 4, but i ahve managed to find my way around it.

 

It's telling me Studio 7 is now available, but I see this was still in Beta last year, so is it now a stable and reliable platform? I am using W 8.1 but will upgrade to W10 eventually.

It's me again...

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AS7 is my daily driver for everyday work. I find it completely stable. No real issues.

It has a habit of re-opening the same file more than once sometimes, but thats no big deal to me.

I use it for ATMEGA 328 and 324 mostly, but no 32 Bit stuff yet.

 

SpiderKenny
@spiderelectron
www.spider-e.com

 

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While I'm very, very happy that it works so well for Kenny I have given up using it. Yes a find it "stable" as in a place where you keep horses and cows.

 

After a few months I tried again do some programming tests for a Xmega32E5, it appeared to work at first then it started to crash and restart, at one stage I had a minimised copy of AS7 running after a self restart and both of them seemed to be fighting for control of the programmer. After closing both copies I could not start AS7 again until I restarted the computer.

 

Now this is just ONE board but I will be starting manufacturing shortly and I will have hundreds of board to program, SOMEHOW!

 

A fellow freak has been kind enough to to the same programming actions with his equipment and he seems to be OK but not here.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

Last Edited: Thu. Feb 18, 2016 - 08:35 PM
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Using AS7.0 on Win10. Had some problems with the USB driver for my AVR Dragon programmer/debugger. It appears to have been a leftover from earlier similar problems with AS6. 

 

I would call it "stable" though my expectations for anything on  Windoze is so low. Actually, there have been very few problems for me other than the driver issue. 

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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In my limited use of AS7 on one machine it has been flawless. On another machine it refuses to install to the point the PC has locked up once, and crashed the other. Both machines running win7. I have not tried it on the win10 machine yet.

Jim

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I find using AS7 (7.0.634) with two different Intel quad core machines running (Win8.1) to be excellent compared to AS6 (which would crash randomly).

I have been programming (ISP) mega328, mega1284 and the xmega256A3U (PDI) without ANY problems.

I haven't installed Win10 (maybe never will from what I have been hearing).

 

I have to say congrats to Atmel on this one.

 

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js wrote:
it appeared to work at first then it started to crash and restart,

What are the specs of your PC? I ask because I have a $200USD laptop which runs slow, but no crashing. I am thinking about dropping the coin to buy something with quad core to help it along...

"When all else fails, read the directions"

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PhillyNJ wrote:

I am thinking about dropping the coin to buy something with quad core to help it along...

 

I thought Atmel development tools were free? smiley

#1 This forum helps those that help themselves

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#3 How have you proved that your chip is running at xxMHz?

#4 "If you think you need floating point to solve the problem then you don't understand the problem. If you really do need floating point then you have a problem you do not understand." - Heater's ex-boss

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Using AS7 on an medium-range HP laptop (17", I think). Pavilion, I think. Maybe 2 years old (came new with Win8). Have had maybe 2-4 app crashes in the last 12 months, no system crashes (I would not know how to deal with them, if they happened). Have had some problems with battery status display (and, apparently, actually battery charging) due to having it plugged in more or less continually. I'd give this one a "qualified buy" recommendation. It does take about a minute to load AS7 but there seems to be no speed problems after that.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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I'm a newb, so if I could break it, I would.  It's been stable, easy, & intuitive.  I'm still figuring out debugging, but I think it's just my ignorance.  I use the ATMEL-ICE tool...

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To clarify my post slightly, I have found AS7 to be as stable as any other Windows program on Win10. Take that how ever you wish.

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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I am using PC's that range in age at six years old, eight years old and two years old. The flawless machine is six years old the stubborn one is eight and the win 10 is six as well but I have not installed on it due to low hard drive space.

Flawless PC is running a penguin HT processor 8gig
Stubborn unit is a coreDUO 8gig
Win10 also a coreDUO 8 gig

Jim

I would rather attempt something great and fail, than attempt nothing and succeed - Fortune Cookie

 

"The critical shortage here is not stuff, but time." - Johan Ekdahl

 

"If you want a career with a known path - become an undertaker. Dead people don't sue!" - Kartman

"Why is there a "Highway to Hell" and only a "Stairway to Heaven"? A prediction of the expected traffic load?"  - Lee "theusch"

 

Speak sweetly. It makes your words easier to digest when at a later date you have to eat them ;-)  - Source Unknown

Please Read: Code-of-Conduct

Atmel Studio6.2/AS7, DipTrace, Quartus, MPLAB user

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What are the specs of your PC?

It happens on my PC and my laptop.

 

PC with AS7 (7.0.594)

 

 

Laptop with AS7 (7.0.634)

 

No problem with programming flash (except for the annoying manual chip erase if reprogramming) but it falls to bit mostly programming the fuses (especially SUT64ms) and all the lockbits simultaneously on RWLOCK. It work at times but most of the times it crashes and restarts and I start to swear at people and put curses on them. devil

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Oh I wish I hadn't seen that - this machine has 8GB of ohysical memory but windows (8.21 x64) says only 4.09GB are available :-(

 

Sounds like a change to S7 won't be too traumatic ... probably.

 

It's me again...