Getting uisp to work in cygwin?

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Has anyone encountered problems getting uisp to run in cygwin? I'm
using 20040311, and savannah.nongnu.org seems to be down so I can't
check for a newer version.

20040311 works fine inside Linux and MacOS, but when I try to use it in
cygwin the STK500 doesn't respond at all. I see some activity on the
serial port with a scope, but nothing coming back.


Re: Getting uisp to work in cygwin?

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I haven't tried either one, but WinAVR (at least the July 2004
version) comes with MinGW versions of both uisp and avrdude that seem
to work.

I've also heard you may want to transition to avrdude, as uisp support
is drying up.

HTH,
   -=Dave

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What do you use? AVR Studio? I need an open-source commandline
programmer because I need to be able to embed fuse and program memory
writes in a single-step make process, AND it has to run on Linux.

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Hmm, thanks for that latter point. It wouldn't be much work for me to
convert the makefiles over.


Re: Getting uisp to work in cygwin?
Have you guys tried the latest AVRStudio 411b406SP2 with the SP2 patch? Same
with latest WinAVR 20050214? I recently purchased an STK500 DevKit and am
trying out some C development with WinAVR. I noticed when using the previous
AVRStudio WinAVR combo that avrdude worked fine. Not any more. I now have to
always program the board through AVRStudio. It seems that the firmware upgrade
that AVRStudio always does when used for the first time broke something with
WinAVR. (Also tried BASCAVR and it seems that their programmer does not work
anymore either.)

Does anyone have similar experiences? Or is it just my system?



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*Shit!!*

I didn't think of that at all. I have been using my STK500 happily on
other systems (mostly under Linux) for a long time. I had not
"upgraded" it via AVR Studio for a year or more. A couple of days ago,
I installed Windows temporarily because I want to run a Micro-Cap
simulation while working on my code. Of course I downloaded the latest
AVR Studio and of COURSE it broke my STK500 with its stupid firmware
"upgrade".

Ulf, if you're reading this: Please go across to the office of the
idiot SOB who did this and kill him, as slowly and painfully as
possible. Post pictures. You should not be breaking programmers
silently like this. If it is necessary to upgrade the protocol for a
new micro, then tell the user that he needs to upgrade ONLY IF THE NEW
MICRO IS SELECTED AS TARGET!

*steaming*


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Atmel dramatically changed the communication protocol of the STK500
starting with Firmware revision 2.x.  This broke most third party tool
support.

But things are looking up - we have STK500 V2 support now in the new
beta release.  You can find AVRDUDE 5.0-BETA on the savannah download
page for the project (no Windows binary yet, sorry).

     http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/avrdude /

Remember, this is beta and there are still a few rough spots.

Another much anticipated feature of this new release is JTAGICE MkII
support.  We support programming only, not debug, of course, since
AVRDUDE doesn't know anything about debugging.

-Brian
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Lewin,

my vote for avrdude, too.

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We've got Windoze boxes for development, so we use CodeVisionAVR and
PonyProg.  Both work reasonably well.

Though we haven't upgraded AVR Studio in quite some time.  ;-)  Even
if we had, we use the STK200-style serial programmer.  

FWIW, PonyProg is under the GNU license and runs under Linux.
http://www.lancos.com/prog.html

For production, we have in-house software for our bed-of-nails tester.

Regards,

                               -=Dave
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Change is inevitable, progress is not.

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