Just curious here ... has there been any work on coming up with AVR8 studio support on Linux, following the trail blazed by AVR32 studio?
I ask for the obvious reason: avoiding Windows like the plague it is, along with its security problems. It's no fun to need to suspend Linux and enter Windows just so I can run Studio. And in fact, the need to do that is a disincentive to doing AVR8 work.
The most useful bits would be the ability to use JTAG and DebugWire (mini-JTAG!) to interrogate the whole system state ... finding those surprising bits set, looking at RAM, and so on.
A secondary virtue would be having the patches that go into WinAVR be more readily integrated in Linux toolchains. It seems to be a known problem that for example Ubuntu's AVR toolchain is ancient, and missing lots of chip support. Now that I know the WinAVR patches are available standalone, I can sort out how to assemble a toolchain ... though it would be very nice to see that mentioned in the avr-libc webpage about building the AVR toolchain, even without full scripts to automate that process.