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AlxDroidDev

What follows is a long rant on the fucktards at Atmel and Microsoft.

Am I the only one here that HATES Atmel Studio 7?

I never cursed so much like I did this weekend when I tried to install it. It downloaded a ton of packages from Microsoft just to install VS2015 (aka VS 14.0). Then one of the updates won't install and it won't let me know why. The entire installation fails and isn't completed, but when the installed quits, it also fails to remove whatever has been installed by the Microsoft installers invoked by it, leaving me with several hundred Mb of files on the Program Files folder and over 1,000 new registry keys.

So, the Arduino IDE might not be a wonder in software engineering, but it is a wonder in simplicity, and I love that. Download, unzip, run. Easy.

I hate all the nuisance that Microsoft makes us undergo having to install several useless stuff just for a freaking IDE. Atmel is also to blame, because they didn't go the length of repackaging VS2015 in a way that is easier and less complicated to install.

Before you start saying I am a noob that can't "next-next-finish" on an installed, I am the type of person who read all the installation failure logs trying to decypher what went wrong. I googled every single message, I manually unistalled everything to try and make a clean install.

It simply won't work, and I lost 5 hours of my precious life.
Some of my projects:
Shield for DS1337+, DS1624 and AT24C1024B (RTC, temp & mem): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,126197.0.html
CHDK Camera remote shutter (BT, IR, USB): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=295377.0

Robin2

So, the Arduino IDE might not be a wonder in software engineering, but it is a wonder in simplicity, and I love that. Download, unzip, run. Easy.
Yep - that's why we are all here

...R
Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

/dev

Quote from: AlxDroidDev
Can I get a witness?
Amen!

I had to use Revo Uninstaller to get the USB drivers working again.  Sheesh.

If you're into Object Oriented programming, you should check out Cosa.  It can be used with the IDE, but it also comes with makefiles.  Very clean and super efficient!

Cheers,
/dev

AlxDroidDev

Amen!

I had to use Revo Uninstaller to get the USB drivers working again.  Sheesh.

If you're into Object Oriented programming, you should check out Cosa.  It can be used with the IDE, but it also comes with makefiles.  Very clean and super efficient!

Cheers,
/dev
Thanks for the tip! Downloading right now.
Some of my projects:
Shield for DS1337+, DS1624 and AT24C1024B (RTC, temp & mem): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php/topic,126197.0.html
CHDK Camera remote shutter (BT, IR, USB): http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=295377.0

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