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Who ate it? What happened to it?

Or are we supposed to use the "production file" programming interface which does NOT seem as flexible as the old Auto mode?

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John Samperi

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Your question seems to go along with the built-in programmer discussion here:
https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.p...

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I don't see the going along here. The other thread is about the modality of the programming window - i.e. an aspect of how you can "navigate" in the UI.

It seems to me that John is asking about actual functionality offered: In the AS4 Auto tab you can choose verification (or not) for individual steps. In AS6 you have the option to verify everything that has been programmed on nothing. Less granularity..

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The Auto tab is how I program small runs of board, maybe up to a dozen or so.

Simply preset the other tabs with files location, fuse and lockbits settings, preset the Auto tab with the actions required and then program the chips.

By the way this is the main reason I don't like the Auto read fuse function and disable it.

For large runs I use the same setup to preprogram my keyfob programmers, I have 3 of them which I can now throw away as they are no longer recognised in AS6 as an AVRISP :evil: but that's another story.

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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For large runs I use the same setup to preprogram my keyfob programmers, I have 3 of them which I can now throw away as they are no longer recognised in AS6 as an AVRISP but that's another story.

Don't throw them away - use AVRDUDE or another command line programmer instead. There are GUIs available on the web.

Right now the production format is just ELF files, where the individual fuse, lock, EEPROM and FLASH data is extracted and programmed in. Adding a dedicated GUI to replicate the AS4 dialog shown above has been added as a future enhancement as there are situations where this is better (such as combining application and bootloader data).

I wonder if I should make a "chip image" utility to read in the various data with AVRDUDE and then use objcopy to create a production ELF? Hrm...

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use AVRDUDE or another command line programmer instead
You mean use a "roller skate" programmer when I have a "Rolls Royce", 1GB++ IDE at my disposal? :?

I will simply keep on using AS4 as long as I can, hey I don't have that much longer to live according to the doctor, I'll be really lucky if I last another 30 or 40 years according to his calculations...

John Samperi

Ampertronics Pty. Ltd.

www.ampertronics.com.au

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I will simply keep on using AS4 as long as I can

Me too.