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Re: [avr-gcc-list] Toolchain not showing up with xmega support

From: Weddington, Eric
Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Toolchain not showing up with xmega support
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:57:48 -0600

> -----Original Message-----
> From: address@hidden
> [mailto:address@hidden On
> Behalf Of Joerg Wunsch
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 1:30 PM
> To: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [avr-gcc-list] Toolchain not showing up with xmega support
> "David L. Martin" <address@hidden> wrote:
> > Atmel just seems to run hot/cold with the Linux support, that lowers
> > my confidence.
> However, GCC is essentially the very same compiler on both, Linux and
> Windows (as well as any other OS GCC supports), so Xmega patches that
> are used to build the Windows toolchain should apply without problems
> also for Linux.  The only thing is there's no Atmel-provided Linux
> toolchain as a binary distribution.

See here:

> OTOH, you could consider that a value: while (most) Windows users
> never really learn that they are eligible to also compile that stuff
> from source (with the option to possibly modify the source if they
> found a bug that really annoys them), you'll eventually know how to do
> that. ;-)

Except that most Windows users don't even care to build the compiler from 
source, much less modify it themselves.

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