I just formatted my computer and thus downloaded the latest version of avr studio: the 4.19
It is supposed to be "the last release for the mature AVR Studio 4 platform. The release combines AVR Studio 4.18, SP1, SP2, and SP3 into one package for a more convenient install on legacy systems."
Yes but... if you want to use your project with avr-gcc (I double checked what I'm saying here), you have to manually specify where avr-gcc and make are located!!!
And if this was not enough... when you manage to find the right path, you don't have the memory use anymore!
What the hell? I managed to find the v4 and the SP3 on my server, went to "project > configuration options > custom options" and discovered that in the 4.19 the "use AVR tool chain (or WinAVR)" checkbox was conveniently renamed to just "use AVR tool chain"
Is Atmel really going this direction?
Is this really what you would expect from them?
This really nasty changes are really disapointing...
Why change something which works perfectly?