i'm currently working out if i better go with wiring/atmega128 + programmer or if arduino/atmega8 is enough. As allways, my budget is limited, so I can't just try both.
I guess that with the plan to support more porcessors by arduino in the future, an atmega128 will someday be supported.
But there is one issue that keeps me thinking:
What are the plans for using OOP and external librarys with arduino? Would OOP create too much overhead for the atmega8's limited memory?
And in the release notes for arduino 0002 it says "can now link against wiring libraries". How exactly? Can I for example reuse the new library from N.Zambetti for led matrixes that is recently available in the wiring/arduino CVS?
I really love the clean and selfexplaining code style of the wiring examples, e.g. the servo example. Actually, this is the first time that I undertsand why OOP can be a good thing ;-). I will use arduino or wiring for my diploma thesis, for what I want to develope a full blown RFID transmitter library to locate objects equipped with RFID tags (yes, the thesis will be about some interaction design...
. So, all in all, for at least one project I would be glad to become a developer (i'm experienced with uC and C programming, but a newbie with AVRs).
Greetings from munich, bavaria