The next dirty trick: Tool documentation no longer online

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In the past one could get outdated tool documentation at http://support.atmel.no/knowledg... Going there I now only get a "Directory Listing Denied" error.

Going to http://support.atmel.no and trying to click through to the information also doesn't help. I am now redirected to http://support.atmel.no/bin/cust...

The online documentation was typically outdated, but it was the only legal way to get some documentation for Atmel tools if one wasn't using Studio. Now it is gone.

I know, someone at Atmel is madly snickering in his or her cubical, thinking he or she is very clever to deny us that information and to force us to use Studio 5 with this and other dirty tricks, having great fun. Let me tell you something. You are not clever. You are not funny. You are just clueless and incompetent. May your private parts be infected with fleas.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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We're working on it ArnoldB. we're working on it. If I remember, and feel inspired ;) , I might even PM you when we do have this for you.

BTW which help were you looking for?

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Oh come on, pull the other one. You were under time pressure to get AS5 out of the door, after a one year delay. But you still did find enough time for a thorough cleansing of the web site. Don't tell me this wasn't intentional. It must have had high priority, taking your time pressure into account. Time pressure, which is so high you can't even fulfill your obligations under the GPL.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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We're working on it ArnoldB. we're working on it.

Do I get this correct? You've pulled the online version of AVR Studio 4 help while AVR Studio 5 is still in BETA? Really...

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I might even PM you when we do have this for you.

What does it take (apart from being a big industrial buyer, and you being inspired) to get special treatment from you guys?

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BTW which help were you looking for?

When not at an AVR Studio 4 equipped machine, I have used the online documentation for STK-500 and AVR Studio to double-check specific tech details before answering questions here at AVRfreaks. Latest attempt was a HVSP problem a few days ago, but I got hit by the denied directory listing, and just gave up for the moment.

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...I would not argue with anyone who seems to be a good archer...

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

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* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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I see that I failed to pose the central question: What are you working on? Getting the Studio 4 docs online again, or getting the Studio 5 docs online?

If the former, then just take your own techlib DVD February 2011 and slam the contents onto the nearest web server with capacity. PM Arnold and he will tell the rest of us..

If the latter, will you release the STK-500 support at the same time?

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"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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now, I'm not the expert on these mechanisms, but from what I gather(heard from someone who heard it from someone, mind you) the documentation was purged from the server by a script after remaining there unchanged for a certain number of years. Again: nothing done deliberately to annoy you guys.

When and what will be released I cannot comment.
But I can say this:
User documentation for the web: yes we're working on that. If you have immediate needs; you guys all know by which canals to contact us.

As to what inspires me: Happy, civil users do ;)

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As to what inspires me: Happy, civil users do Wink

Was that arrow aimed at me, OKB? If so: Please point out where I was un-civil and I'll fix it.

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If you have immediate needs; you guys all know by which canals to contact us.

Oh, I thought the canal was this place. Should I e-mail "Please put the Techlib February 2011 contents online on a web-server somewhere" somewhere? Honest question - i will surely e-mail if you say "yes". support@atmel.com?

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"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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OKB wrote:
now, I'm not the expert on these mechanisms, but from what I gather(heard from someone who heard it from someone, mind you) the documentation was purged from the server by a script after remaining there unchanged for a certain number of years. Again: nothing done deliberately to annoy you guys.

Oh sure. And the same magic script removed the separate download of ASF from atmel.no, too. After ASF remained unchanged for, what, three weeks? Yeah, sure.

Really, I am sure you like to meet at the coffee machine, smirk and pat each other's back for showing those pesky non-Windows users who's boss. Do you keep a score board there to keep track of who comes up with the most pervert idea to force AS5 onto users?

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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JohanEkdahl wrote:

Oh, I thought the canal was this place. Should I e-mail "Please put the Techlib February 2011 contents online on a web-server somewhere" somewhere? Honest question - i will surely e-mail if you say "yes". support@atmel.com?

Honest question deserves an honest reply:
The Studio5 developers that hangs here do this because we care about your opinions about the things we make.
As such it may pay off to not start by insulting us when "help" is wanted. ;)
avr@atmel.com is the best way, as we use request tracking tools there.
However the tech lib CD does not contain the userdoc in a suitable format.(it's inside the AS4 installer).

When looking more thoroughly I think my script theory is wrong. try this:
https://encrypted.google.com/search?hl=no&biw=1200&bih=1537&q=stk500+site%3Asupport.atmel.no&btnG=S%C3%B8k&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

looks to me as if the documentation is still there, but that the directory listing is turned off, or a top level document is missing. If you guys can tell me which of the two, then maybe we can do something about it.

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I tried to find a datasheet for the device but the ROTTEN Atmel website will not let me find it :evil: It's absolutely useless!!!!

edit...posted in the wrong thread but appropriate anyway https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Put ATA6870 in search field.
Click on first result
Click on Documents
Click on Datasheets

Lars K

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I'm glad someone can navigate the site. :) I had no problems with the older site.

Can we have a seminar on site navigation please? Even a simple tutorial would do. :wink:

If I, with about 11 years experience with Atmel stuff, can easily get frustrated and give up imagine what it will do for your "prospective" new client.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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As such it may pay off to not start by insulting us when "help" is wanted. Wink

Since this is a reply specifically to a post of mine, I repeat: Please help me identify where I have posted something insulting above and I will rectify it.

Not being rhetorical here - I will gladly change any choice of words if you point it out to me.

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Sorry, Johan. The quoting came out wrong for my post.
I don't want to pick up this glove. you were simply in the way when I loosed my arrow ;)

However my question remains: directory listing settings or missing top level document?

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OKB wrote:
Sorry, Johan. The quoting came out wrong for my post.
I don't want to pick up this glove. you were simply in the way when I loosed my arrow ;)

However my question remains: directory listing settings or missing top level document?

Hi Ole Kristian,

It's not the users job to debug Atmel Norway's website.

However, since you mentioned "missing top level document", all one has to do is to add index.html to the URL, like so:

http://support.atmel.no/knowledg...

And it seems to work ok now.

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it looks like the web server must not have a default page listed to display for each directory. From the main index page if you click on the AVR One you get a directory listing denied error, but once again if you add index.html to the url in address you get the main page for AVR One user guide.....

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The link that was clicked on only has the directory IE:
http://support.atmel.no/knowledg...
Where the links for most of the tools ends in a specific file IE:
http://support.atmel.no/knowledg...
And some links end with the index.html IE:
http://support.atmel.no/knowledg...

looks like lack of a standard for how it is organized, as well as no default file specified in web server settings to open when a file is not specified in the directory.

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OKB wrote:
As such it may pay off to not start by insulting us when "help" is wanted. ;)

You want to talk about insults, OK, lets talk about insults:

I find it insulting that Atmel ignored the most prominent feature request over several years.

I find it insulting that Atmel even acts as if this request did never happen.

I find it insulting that Atmel tries to force-feed AVR Studio 5 down our throats as if it is the best thing since sliced bread.

I find it insulting that Atmel thinks the GPL doesn't apply to them.

I find it insulting that you think I buy your story about the magic script.

I find you childish backstabbing attempts insulting.

You start to get the picture? No? OK, I am sick and tired about the Atmel lies, arrogance and shenanigans I have to hear for the last three years. If you think I will suck dick to get "help" you are badly mistaken.

Was that clear enough?

[Maybe Arnold needs a dose of his own medicine? JS]

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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Arnold.

What follows is all IMO:

I do not know how your frustration re these matters measures as compared with mine. You might win hands down over me in this respect, and if so then you are REALLY FRUSTRATED. But this does not excuse such language as in your last post. If you met e.g. an Atmel FAE at a fair, would you talk to him in this way (I'm hoping not..).

For all our sakes, could you consider editing it out?

Please?

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"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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To answer your questions: No, I won't edit it out. This is apparently what it takes to make sure the message is received. And it is already the restrained version. If a moderator wants to edit it out, be my guest.

Yes, I would talk to an FAE in person in that way if he shows the same attitude, to make absolutely sure he get it. Don't piss on my neck and say it's raining. You get the idea? Maybe that Atmel guy does now, too.

Stealing Proteus doesn't make you an engineer.

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I tried to find a datasheet for the device but the ROTTEN Atmel website will not let me find it :evil: It's absolutely useless!!!!

AS5 links directly to the device page / datasheet at www.atmel.com. If you select a device in the project wizard a link will also take you directly to the appropriate page. Not so difficult. Worked when I tried.

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Not so difficult.

Unless you opt out re (the current version of) AVR Studio 5.
Why should I need to start any IDE to be able to locate anything on a web site?

As of January 15, 2018, Site fix-up work has begun! Now do your part and report any bugs or deficiencies here

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"Some questions have no answers."[C Baird] "There comes a point where the spoon-feeding has to stop and the independent thinking has to start." [C Lawson] "There are always ways to disagree, without being disagreeable."[E Weddington] "Words represent concepts. Use the wrong words, communicate the wrong concept." [J Morin] "Persistence only goes so far if you set yourself up for failure." [Kartman]

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AS5 links directly to the device page / datasheet at www.atmel.com. If you select a device in the project wizard a link will also take you directly to the appropriate page. Not so difficult. Worked when I tried.

So, the site has been redesigned to make information less accessible to anyone without AS5? :twisted:

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Oh sure. And the same magic script removed the separate download of ASF from atmel.no, too. After ASF remained unchanged for, what, three weeks? Yeah, sure

The ASF that is included in AVR Studio 5 is available on www.atmel.com/asf

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OKB wrote:
Sorry, Johan. The quoting came out wrong for my post.
I don't want to pick up this glove. you were simply in the way when I loosed my arrow ;)

However my question remains: directory listing settings or missing top level document?

Hi Ole Kristian,

It's not the users job to debug Atmel Norway's website.

However, since you mentioned "missing top level document", all one has to do is to add index.html to the URL, like so:

http://support.atmel.no/knowledg...

And it seems to work ok now.

Agreed.

This is a mistake related to a recent upgrade of the support server. I've reported it, so hopefully it will be fixed soon.

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After reading this thread, I ask myself if my company did the right move when choosing Atmel as sole MPU provider.
What you write seems to confirm that Atmel is paying less and less attention to technical partners and maybe to small customers in general. This is deja vu, STM is doing the same AFAIK (but at least they don't release buggy MPUs :lol: )
Let's hope this is a transition period, sort of "growth pains" :cry: