AS4 -> AS7 what do i need to know?

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Ok, i've been stuck in the dark ages!  For the last 10 (ish) years i've been using AS4 (4.18 SP2 infact) which just worked, always, without bugs or errors, on an old WinXP machine.

 

So, now i'm retiring that machine, and should probably drag myself into the current decade, and swap to AS7.  is there some easy guide to how to do that, whats different and what pit falls to avoid?

 

There's loads of marketing guff about "software frameworks" and all that jazz, but what i really want is a basic "this is what has changed" type guide?

 

Cheers!!

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Don't know of any such guide.

 

I found it easiest to just start. There is a basic guide inside (as a help document). Then, ask questions. Be sure that they are well thought out and clear. But you will get lots of help since almost all of us have been though that same song and dance. It has been harder for some than others (often colored by use of other IDEs). For ordinary stuff with programmers it is designed to use and no extensions, I find it pretty straight forward.

 

<edit> There IS a whole series of Youtube "Getting Started" videos. First one is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...  </edit>

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

Last Edited: Sat. May 26, 2018 - 10:46 PM
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A few posts on here seem to suggest AS7 is er, a bit buggy, compared to AS6?  Is it worth jumping up to AS6 instead?

 

I will keep my old XP laptop running AS4, but need a Win10 solution to run on my other machine.

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For the last 10 (ish) years i've been using AS4 (4.18 SP2 infact)

I still do unless the chip I'm using is not supported by AS4....old comfortable shoes and all that... you can have both AS4 and AS7 on the same machine.

 

Just keep ONE debugger reserved for AS4 and don't let AS7 near it.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Actually, AS6 was the buggy one. There have been a few reported problems with AS7, and I had a major problem until a change was made in the USB drivers, I think it was. On my computer, it can be like molasses to boot, at times, but it is, otherwise, mostly pretty reliable (note the extensive use of qualifiers and wiggle words in that sentence).

 

Jim

Jim Wagner Oregon Research Electronics, Consulting Div. Tangent, OR, USA http://www.orelectronics.net

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I guess i could run AS4 in a Virtual Machine, and have AS7 installed in the root machine on my new Win10 Laptop?  

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I guess i could run AS4 in a Virtual Machine, and have AS7 installed in the root machine on my new Win10 Laptop?  

I have both installed completely normally on my PC, with no issues.  Studio 4 opens in 3 seconds & studio 7 in about 20!

When in the dark remember-the future looks brighter than ever.

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Studio 4 opens in 3 seconds & studio 7 in about 20!

wink Yep and I really like the "Build and Run" feature of AS4. The "Restart" feature in AS7 is also pretty good, and I have worn out the button in my last project, provided that there are no errors in the build.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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Are you guys running AS4 on Win10 then??

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Not me, Win10 is getting nowhere near me! Win7 user.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

* Electronic Design * Custom Products * Contract Assembly

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maybe the most recent thread for AVR Studio 4 on Windows 10 :

 

Win10 Drivers for AVRISP and AVR Studio 4.19

by Mike Warren

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/win10-drivers-avrisp-and-avr-studio-419

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https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/win10-drivers-avrisp-and-avr-studio-419#comment-2401961

by Mike Warren

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In case this helps anyone else, this is what I have to do to get AVR Studio 4.19 working properly on Windows 10:

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others :

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/studio-419-build-730-windows-10

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/avr-studio-4-doesnt-see-anymore-my-jtagice-mkii-windows-10

https://www.avrfreaks.net/forum/atmel-studio-419-windows-10

 

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