This is one thing that has confused me in the past (and i have seen in this forum has sometimes confused other people): Even though my device is listed as supported in the documentation on the AVR-LIBC website (http://www.nongnu.org/avr-libc/u...), the device may not be supported by the rest of the tool-chain that I have installed.
Since many people are running different versions of each tool in their tool-chain, and some have patched versions and some do not -
What is de definitive way of finding out if my tool-chain setup will support my given device?
Unfortunately it is not as simple as checking the websites of the various components of the avr-toolchain, because most are not as well documented as the AVR-LIBC, especially when it comes to device support. So how does one do it?
Scenario: A new version of the AVR-LIBC comes out, I'm very excited to see what fancy new devices I can program... only to find that it is not yet supported in the AVR-GCC. :( Often the answer is a matter of installing a patch, but how does one know what needs to be patched and which patch to get? (I'm asking this question in the public forum because I'm sure it will solve problems in the future for myself and others.)