I'm looking for an ISP/Programmer for Atmel µC to be able to make my own PCBs for projets I initially prototyped on the Arduino. The problem is that most of them are for DOS/Windows, and I don't have any Windows computer, only MacOS and Linux ones (no flames here, it's just a matter of taste
If I understand correctly, programmers requires the removal of the µC from its board, while ISP can program it directly on the board if it have been developed with them in mind (like adding the required pins)... I think my choice would go for a programmer, or an hybrid product if they do exist (I hope they do)
I mostly need avrdude compatibility on Darwin (OSX)/Linux, USB if possible or the ability to work with USB>DB9 adapters (I think most do), and the ability to program the high-range Atmel controllers, like the 128 (not using it yet, but I think I'll have too very soon) which use different connectors, IIUC.
I'm in France, and retailers don't seem to have a lot of choice, but I think I can have something ordered for me if I give precise references. I'm not looking for too expensive stuff – not the 350 ($280) universal programmers with the nice translucent box some retailers have.
(crossposted with the French section)