[ANN] Announcing WinAVR 20040720

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Announcing WinAVR 20040720

WinAVR (pronounced "whenever") is a suite of executable, open source
software development tools for the Atmel AVR series of RISC
microprocessors hosted on the Windows platform. It includes the
GNU GCC compiler for C and C++.

WinAVR can be found at <http://sourceforge.net/projects/winavr/>


Below is just a sample of what's new.

- GNU Binutils 2.15:
  - New version.

- GCC 3.4.1:
  - New version.

  - This will emit DWARF2 debug information given the correct compiler switch.
    The generated ELF file should be able to be debugged with Atmel's beta    
    version of it's ELF/DWARF parser for AVR Studio (You need to install this
    specifically, as of AVR Studio 4.09 Build 338 it is not built in). Many
    thanks to Atmel and Torleif Sandnes of Atmel in their help in building this
    feature, and to Jörg Wunsch for supplying a patch to help keep backwards
    compatibility.

  - Added a patch from Jörg Wunsch to provide support for binary constants.

- avr-libc 1.0.4:
  - New version.
  - Added patch from Jörg Wunsch to fix a bug in pow(N,0).
  - Added patch from Jörg Wunsch to add mega8 support to the demo.

- avrdude 4.4.0
  - New version.
  - Officially a Win32 executable only; No linkage to Cygwin DLLs.

- GNU Debugger (GDB) / Insight 6.1:
  - New version.
  - New executable: avr-gdbtui.exe. This is GDB with a Textual User Interface.

- MFile:
  - New version.
  - Contains new options for generating different types debugging info.

- Programmers Notepad 2.0.5.32
  - New version.
  
- Sample makefile
  - Modified to handle building a project with different debug formats.

- There are no longer separate "binary" and "source" packages. All source code
  patches are now included in this package.

For more information see the WinAVR Home page at
<http://winavr.sourceforge.net/>.

Eric Weddington [The Mastermind]
Colin O'Flynn [Igor]

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