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[avr-gcc-list] [ANN] WinAVR 20030913 Released

From: E. Weddington
Subject: [avr-gcc-list] [ANN] WinAVR 20030913 Released
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 21:33:16 -0600

Announcing WinAVR 20030913

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.

- This is the first time that all the major open source AVR projects are

  built for Windows and are included!

- The README.txt file has been extensively rewritten and added on.

- GCC 3.3.1:
  - This is a released version!
  - "Combine" patch is included. This fixes a bug in GCC.

- GNU Binutils 2.14:
  - Patch to provide ELF to COFF and Extended COFF conversions!

- avr-libc
  - This is a pre-release of an upcomping 1.0 release.
  - New string functions: strlcpy (optimized), strlcpy_P, strlcat
    strlcat_P, strncat_P, strsep, and strtok_r. Thanks to Reiner
  - New avr/pgmspace.h API: pgm_read_byte(), pgm_read_word(),
    pgm_read_byte_near(), pgm_read_word_near(), pgm_read_byte_far(),
  - avr/interrupt.h: EMPTY_INTERRUPT() added. Thanks to Artur Lipowski.

- avrdude 4.2.0:
  - New switch that lets you program everything including fuses all in
    one line! It also includes an automatic erase.
  - New progress reporting.
  - Fixed Windows verification timing. Thanks to Alex Shepherd!
  - Add support for displaying and setting the various STK500
    parameters (Vtarget, Varef, Master clock).
  - Added picoweb programmer and sp12 programmer. Thanks to Rune
    and Larry Barello!

- uisp is now included!

- GNU Debugger (GDB) 5.3.91:
  - This is a pre-release of the upcomping 6.0.

- Insight is now included! This is GDB with a GUI!

- An updated AVaRICE is included.

- SimulAVR is now included!

- Programmers Notepad,
  - Click on errors and goto file / line.
  - Global output pane.

- SRecord 1.16.D002

- Added TkInfo to view Info documentation in a GUI.

- Corrected and expanded sample makefile.

- Fixed issues with installer.
  - Uses the correct registry key type when updating the PATH.
  - Adding WinAVR directories to the PATH is now optional.

For more information see the WinAVR Home page at

Eric Weddington

PS. There are 2 known issues with this release:

1. If you get an error in the installer about having trouble installing
reboot your computer, then install WinAVR. This should clear it up. I
will look
into this on the next release.

2. In the README.txt file, it mentions the Make User Manual in HTML
This does not exist any longer. The Make User Manual is now in the Info
Use the enclosed TkInfo program to view it. This was a last minute

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