I'm developing an Arduino project based on the ATMega328P. I'd like to eliminate the bootloader to speed startup, which means programming via some sort of ISP. Since I have a couple of AVR-ISPs, and experience working with bare AVRs, the AVR-ISP would be the way to go.
In my application, however, power is controlled via a soft-power circuit and a momentary pushbutton, so power wouldn't normally be on when programming. I could bodge something together to insure that it is, but I was wondering, if I didn't, would the ISP be able to power the AVR during programming? I don't think that would work since I know the ICE always checks for target power, but figured I'd check here first. Thanks.