AVRDude plugin

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Hello!

Is there an AVRDude plugin for AVR Studio? So that it integrates nicely and can be used to program without launching a shell? (like the STK500)

If there is not, I intend to develop one, I have already sent out a few letters to Atmel on the matter, and should receive the SDK in a few days.

However, if there is, I wouldn't like to reinvent the wheel.

Do you have any suggestions or tips for what to be aware of during development?
Can you help me with my problems on this forum perhaps?

Regards,
Vandra Ákos

axos88

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Nope there isn't such a thing. Presumably you are just going the avrdude route to cater for the cheap and cheerful parallel/serial programmers because Studio itself, obviously already supports all the quality programmers and 109/911 bootloaders?

The abandoned (but GPL I believe) source for avrdude-gui might act as a useful starting point for what you are tring to do.

(above all make the fuse programming dialog obvious - so many other programs besides Studio get this seriously wrong)

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I am using an AVR910 clone. Programming can only be done from Tools -> AVR Prog, and setting fuses is messy, and programming cannot be automated (I like just pressing the auto button to program flash, eeprom, and fuses).

Am I wrong about this?

axos88

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But surely AVR Prog is just as good as anything you are going to cook up with your own GUI and avrdude? How do you think you can improve on AVR Prog?

ANother way to look at this would also be to consider how valuable your time is. Let's say you think you are worth $50/hour. So what do you do - spend one hour writing this program or spend $34 on an AVRISPmkII and benefit from Studio's most advanced programming dialogs? WHen you've spent 50 hours on it ($2,500) I'll bet you just wish you bought the $34 programmer!

Cliff

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Interesting point of view Cliff. But as I am a student, this will provide me with much needed programming experience.

And yeah, maybe it's not worth it, but I think of the people of who would be using this. I got many help from Open Source programs, and feel that I have to give something back to the community.

Provided the SDK is simple enough, I don't think this would be so complicated to code.

Regards,
axos88

axos88