I tried the makefile you suggested. Man how confusing. I always believed that the creators of makefiles are not from here. Now I am convinced. A normal guy like me will have no hope to fix any problems. As it is, it does not work for me. I get this error no matter what I try.
/usr/bin/sh: cd: C:/arduino-0022/projects/Firmware/../../../..: No such file or directory
makefile:56: *** ERROR: cannot determine sketchbook location - please specify on the commandline with SKETCHBOOK=<path>. Stop.
And when I specify on the command line I get the same.
It will be really magic if we could get a makefile that compiles Arduino sketches form a decent editor.
As it stands the Makefile will not work on Windows due to a number of issues:
* There seems to be no built-in interface to the Windows filesystem indexing tools, so there is no way for the tools to find Arduino on your system.
* The sketch processor relies on awk and sed, as well as the behaviour of the shell. These are standard tools on developer-friendly systems like Linux and Mac OS, but Windows has no direct equivalents, so you end up needing to install cygwin.
* WinAVR does not know how to handle paths generated by the cygwin version of make.
Short version - Windows is not a good place for this sort of software development. If you want better Arduino tools integration, consider running Linux in a VM.
I can't speak about Windows7 but I use the Arduino supplied unix bin utils with my own makefiles and
bash shell scripts on XP.
(Haven't yet tried the specific makefiles referenced above)
make, awk, sed, find, sh, and tons of other unix tools are shipped with the arduino package for windows
so there is no need to install cygwin or anything else.
I will admit I had all kinds of issues on Vista and eventually had to disable the silly UAC to
finally get some of the tools work correctly. Especially SVN and patch.
After two years of suffering with Vista, I upgraded back to XP for any windows needs,
which I now run in a VirtualBox VM on Linux.
What I've done just lately is have a windows batch file wrapper that locates the arduino unix tools or
WinAVR on the machine than sets up a few environment variables then calls make or sh depending
on what I need and leave windows behind. Works pretty good.
The key to automatically locating the Arduino tools is to put the makefile in the arduino tree.
Then the tools can be located from a relative path.
But I also have an enviornment variable that can be used to directly point to the unix tools.
The biggest issue I've run into is stupid windows file/directory names.
"Documents and Settings" and "My Documents" were just plain dumb names.
The use of <SPACE> in file names is really tough to flush out. It requires escaping. While painful,
it eventually it can be made to work so the resulting makefiles or scripts
can work on Windoze as well as *nix systems.
Then there is a nasty issue of paths longer than about 254 characters. While lots of places
claim higher, (and it shouldn't be an issue) there are multiple places where this creates issues.
To work around that there are some other techniques you have to use.
Sometimes you have to cd to a directory and use relative paths.
Sometimes you may have to create a subst drive and map the longer path
to a drive.
There are times where I literally spent the better part of a few weeks
chasing down some stupid windows tool issue.
Yep, Windoze sucks for any sort of real development especially for development environments
that have to build in multiple OS environments.