Yes, the Butterfly is getting long of tooth and will soon be going the way of all good things passed by time. But, not quite yet - that is, if I can get the poor thing running on the damnable Windows 10 excrement.
There seems to be a problem with programming the Butterfly under Windows 10. Of course Atmel has long since walked away from the Butterfly and doesn't support it in Atmel Studio 7. I've loaded AVRStudio 4.18 on my Windows 10 machine and after some serious fiddling managed to get it to compile the code.
I even got AVRProg to sort of work a couple of times. It actually downloaded a program once, but mostly it either doesn't open or locks up after loading half the program. There seemed to be something intermittent that would cause it to mostly not open, but when it did open, it would erase the old program, load half the new program and then lock up.
I tried using avrdude and got all kinds of weirdness - mostly just locking up. I'm suspecting that there is something in the Win10 USB drivers that just doesn't like what I'm doing. Then again it might be my senescent computer and/or brain.
These are the specific questions I am asking:
I'm wondering if anyone else has tried to use the Butterfly with Windows 10 and what your experience has been?
Has anyone got it working with AVRStudio 4 on Windows 10?
Has anyone got it working with avrdude on Windows 10?