Is it just me? Hurry and Wait 6.2

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I installed Atmel Studio 6.2 on my workstation (Dual Xeon 8 cores, 3.2Ghz 16GB memory, Raid 5 1TB Dual Nvidia Video cards) and waited, and waited. When it finished I clicked on the ICON to build a C++ project and waited, after awhile of watching the spinning wheel I checked my processors and found only one flat topping, AS was non-responsive. This behavior continued, every tab I tried to open would give me a spinning wheel and AS non-responsive. I shut it down figuring I was missing something. Today I tried again, this time I was able to select a device but still couldn't figure out what ASF Wizard doesn't show anything. I clicked Help and got the spinning wheel!

What part of unacceptable do they not understand?

Why do Editors claim this product is based on Eclipse? Visual Studio 10  

I'll RFM and try again later, I migrated from a closed environment to Eclipse and have been thrilled to use ONE user interface for Freescale, STmicro, Linux, Win32, MIPS and others. Freescale's Processor Expert and Microchip's Code Configuration (when it is done) are the future for getting the job done.

 

 

 

 

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Kbangus wrote:
Why do Editors claim this product is based on Eclipse?

Do they??

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I'm not aware of any such claim.  It clearly is not.  If anything it is based on an earlier version of Visual Studio.

 

My frustration with Atmel Studio 6.2 has reached an all time high.  I am completely frustrated by the lack of support for floating point in the debugger.  In fact, the debugger is just painful to use.

 

Despite the fact that I really like the hardware (Xmega, UC3C, etc.), the IDE is dated and buggy.

 

I hated to do it, but I've started looking at Infineon's line of ARMs and their DAVE IDE.  I have to say that DAVE is definitely a step in the right direction!  It IS based on Eclipse and supports configurable drop in c-code to access internal controllers.  So much better than the pain of ASF integration and maintenance.

 

It has been more than 6 months and 6.2 can't display a floating point value!  Seriously?????

 

Starting to make my move away from Atmel.  Very sad because I like the hardware.  I will continue to support projects based on XMegas and UC3C's but new work will be ARM base JUST  because Atmel Studio development and support seems to have come to an abrupt halt with the release of 6.2.

 

Sam

Last Edited: Thu. Oct 30, 2014 - 08:05 PM
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Kbangus, you have a problem.  Maybe a sick hard drive?  Low on memory? 

 

My Atmel studio takes 15 seconds to come up.  After that, it is quick.  Help comes up in less than a second.  I have a quad core i5 Ivy Bridge and 8 GB RAM.

Last Edited: Thu. Oct 30, 2014 - 08:34 PM
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Mine usually comes up within seconds. I think it builds projects a little slower than 4 did, or maybe I'm just building bigger projects. I don't have any way to compare now.

 

Sometimes, however, the stupid thing takes MINUTES to come up. I haven't found a pattern.

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awneil wrote:

 

Kbangus wrote:

Why do Editors claim this product is based on Eclipse?

 

Do they??

" Atmel Studio is Built on Eclipse"

http://www.element14.com/communi...

 

I didn't bookmark the others

 

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steve17 wrote:

Kbangus, you have a problem.  Maybe a sick hard drive?  Low on memory? 

 

My Atmel studio takes 15 seconds to come up.  After that, it is quick.  Help comes up in less than a second.  I have a quad core i5 Ivy Bridge and 8 GB RAM.

 

I checked my RAID5 array - it's good

I checked my memory, 16GB is good, I checked AS memory and I'm below 3.15GB

I can see all eight cores on performance monitor, only one is working hard, normal for x86 applications 

and last my network connection to Atmel of getting updates and general talking...

Network Speed

it took less then 2 minutes to download the .net version of atmel studio I'll try that on another computer I just installed windows 10 on.

 

Installed on Windows 10, the .net version went a lot faster. I'll uninstall and try again with the .net version but I think It might be that I had VSE 10 installed.

 

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 31, 2014 - 12:33 AM
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Kbangus wrote:
I can see all eight cores on performance monitor, only one is working hard, normal for x86 applications 

I don't understand that.  My CPU is running around 0% usage most of the time.  What process is running the CPU?

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I would say there is something else amiss in your setup.

 

I had issues with it taking forever to load, but it was due to an installation error on my part.

 

Here is my click to ready to go times on the PC's I have it on(all have dual monitors FWIW):

 

Dell inspiron D531 AMD64 Athlon 2.11Ghz/3GB RAM, Win7/64

1 minute 15 sec

 

Dell Lattitude E5530 Laptop Core i5 2.7Ghz/4GB RAM, W7/64

2 minutes 30 seconds

 

Dell Optiplex 960 CORE 2 DUO 3.0Ghz/4GB RAM W7/64

45 seconds

 

Dell Vostro200 Pentium Dual CPU 2.00Ghz/4.5GB RAM W7/64 RAID1

1 minute 20 seconds

 

The Studio Splash screen comes up in less than three seconds on all of the machines.

 

It could be the amount of extensions and add ons you have installed in Studio that could be slowing things down

 

OR

 

Is it possible that you are using a computer thats, well, just to much machine for Studio? frownsurprise

 

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There appears to be two downloads of Atmel Studio 6, one with out .Net and one with .Net. My first try was with the version without .Net, it was at the top of the list. it took forever to install and ran very slowly. I installed the version with .Net on another computer running Windows 10, I installed in 10 minutes or so, fired up to the menu in 10 seconds. Much better. I uninstalled my first install and installed the version with .Net, there was a point where it hung for a while and a DOS window appeared with errors, the other issue was the USB driver install, since I have many applications installed the installer spent a long time searching my 1TB main drive before installing the USB drivers. Total time on this install was 22 minutes but the user interface is responsive now.

 

I would have to say, don't install the Atmel Studio without the .Net

 

Little disappointed, I expected to be able to pick a device, select some functions like UART and SPI and I2C then ASF would grab the initialization code needed for the device and add it to my project. Not so much. 

 

My first install already had Visual Studio 10 and 13 installed.

 

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 31, 2014 - 06:03 AM
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@steve17

atmelstudio.exe *32  running at 11~13% 

I have 8 cores so 100% / 8 = 12.5% and that is why one core was at 100%

The .Net version is running at 0%, user interface responds.

 

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Well, this "overview" was posted on the Element14 website, which has nothing to do with Atmel, by someone who does not look like related to Atmel either.

And at the bottom of this overview there is only one comment:

awneil 06.05.2014 10:42

Err... No:  Atmel Studio is not  based on Eclipse - it is based on Microsoft Visual Studio!

 

Have a nice day,
Kraal

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Kbangus wrote:

atmelstudio.exe *32  running at 11~13% 

That's a bad installation.  It should run at 0% unless you are actively using it.  Maybe the download from Atmel is corrupt.

 

The only programs I use that run above 0% when I'm not actively using them are web browsers.  They do that on some web sites and not others.  Sites like avrfreaks don't run the browser when I'm not actively clicking.  Apparently web pages that are loaded with advertisement and other goofy things will run the browser all the time.

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 31, 2014 - 10:51 AM
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Here is what my system is doing most of the time.  The only web site I'm looking at is avrfreaks.

 

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Mine is the same now that I installed AStudio6_2sp1_1502net.exe. It must have been something to do with my having Visual Studio 2010 and Visual Studio 2013 installed and then installing AStudio6_2sp1_1502.exe without the right version of .Net for AStudio6, or something.

 

Now my J-Link was found, life is good except I have to buy Yet Another Debugging Device (YADD) for ATA6614G 

 

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And for a downside I found that trying to set Options would cause AS to halt causing Windows to generate a fault and e-mail Microsoft. Seems AS would try to open a MS dll and crash.

Moving on...