Ok, I consider myself fairly knowledgeable about AVR development with GCC and AVRStudio under Windows, but know nothing about AVR32 (yet).
Just got my STK1000 and connected power, I see the AVR32 logo (although it looks like a funky image or lots of dead pixels).
The CD with the kit says BSP 0.93. I noticed that the Atmel web site has BSP 1.0 and I downloaded/burned the ISO but didn't install it yet. Elsewhere in this forum there is mention of a beta version 2.0.
1) Should I be afraid of any AVR32 tool installations on the same machine that is being used for heavy duty AVR and VisualC development, or has everything been tested to coexist without conflicts.
2) Which version is recommended for a total beginner? 0.93, 1.0, or the beta ?
3) For very simple programs that can be debugged with the occasional printf, will I need a Linux computer or is it possible to compile under Windows and shuffle the SD card back and forth?
4) If there is no practical way around having a Linux computer, what is recommended for a total Linux beginner? I have writted device drivers for Unix many years ago but never had a need to install Linux.
Probably have some older RedHat or LinSpire CDs around the office, but I guess it is probably better to download whatever is most suitable for AVR32 and dedicate one of my computers just to that. What Linux version is recommended and what type of computer? PentiumIII, IV, or D ?