The bootloader in use doesn't really affect whether or not you can use the watchdog timer.The only problem is some bootloaders (particularly the Mega earlier ones) don't work too well if the watchdog fires while it is booting.
is it just meor is it sad that the arduino team did not implement the one line fix
Quote from: drjiohnsmith on Nov 20, 2013, 09:29 amis it just meor is it sad that the arduino team did not implement the one line fixNo software is perfect when it is released. As far as I know recent versions fix known bugs. Known at the time, that is. There is always going to be some lag between when a bug is discovered and when it is fixed. First the bug needs to be confirmed. Then a fix devised. Then the fix tested to make sure it doesn't introduce other, unexpected, side-effects. Then the fixed software is rolled out to the production line that is making the gadgets in the first place.
Specfically, I would like to know whether a standard Leonardo will work with a watchdog timer?
I tried testing my simple sketch on page 1 of this thread. It works up to a point, but I must have the "bad" bootloader. Does anyone have a link to one that definitely fixes the watchdog issue? (For the Mega 2560).