Both Arduino 1.0.x and 1.5 have been merged into IDE 1.5.1 ...
I've tried to put the Tiny core inside the /hardware/arduino/avr/cores folder but it seems that it doesn't work. When I open the Tools/Boards menu I don't find the entries for the Tiny MCUs...
My attitude is, when it shows up here... http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software ...it's official.
That's not good. I'll try to spend some time on it this weekend. Thanks for the heads-up.
I got it working fine with 1.5.1. I will post where I put everything this evening.
I have not really dug into it since its late, but what advantages are you seeing over the normal software serial library (I use soft serial on the 85 quite a bit)
Put the tiny folder in the usual place (under the hardware folder). Then move the contents of the tiny folder into a subfolder named 'avr'. So for example my tiny files are located at:...\arduino-1.5\hardware\tiny\avrThen, copy the "platform.txt" file from:...\arduino-1.5\hardware\arduino\avr\platform.txtTo:...\arduino-1.5\hardware\tiny\avr\platform.txtAnd voila, that should be all it takes. Restart the IDE and away you go.
The good news is that my fix for tiny85's and tiny84's to prevent errors when the compiled size is greater than 4kB still works in Arduino 1.5.1:https://github.com/TCWORLD/ATTinyCore/tree/master/PCREL%20Patch%20for%20GCC
@Tom Carpenter:your solution worked fine for me, too. Thnak you