this might be asked a million times however when i do a search, i cant really scan all of 64 pages.
anyway, is winavr the same with avr-gcc? im planning to get one but i dont know which compiler.
WinAVR is a set of C compiler tools for Windows and uses the GCC compiler.
I found in the tools section's list; there's
GNU avr-gcc and
WinAVR (GNU GCC)
Are they different compilers?
No, WinAVR is avr-gcc (compiled and ready to go on Windows) plus other tools in one bundle.
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I'd rather download winavr than avr-gcc if im using windows?
WinAVR is certainly easier. It is already set up properly for Windows. Just download, install, and start programming.
WinAVR also has the added advantage that AVR Studio's gcc plugin will "spot" it as soon as you install it then then project creation menus in Studio will then offer to create GCC as well as Asm projects.
While it has some shortcomings it's a great way to get started easily using AVR Studio as a one stop shop Integrated Development Environment.
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