I am considering purchasing a programmer/debugger. I would like to support the mega, xmega and avr32 so really I would like something that targets ISP/JTAG/PDI and debugWIRE would be nice. I do not see much use for TPI, PP, HVSP...
So in my searches I came across two candidates:
The AVR Dragon and the avrvi AVR JTAG ICE MKII clone. (the real Atmel version is way too expensive)
The Dragon seems like it would be perfect except the 32k code size limitation. I read recently that AVRStudio 4.18 removed the limitation from the the Dragon. Does the limitation [still] exist in avrdude and/or avarice?
Any suggestions on which one which one would be a better programmer and why?