Get in line sarkar, people have been asking for similar functionality for ever._____Rob
Like AVR Doper (V-USB HID based programmers). Not compatible with Avrdude.
We recommend that you use AVR-Doper in HID mode instead, which has no such problem. This mode is supported by avrdude. More information about interface modes and their relative advantages can be found in the project description.
This is a small patch but a big change in philosophy. The Arduino IDE isn't a general purpose AVR development environment. It's a tool to support the programming of Arduino (and Arduino-compatible) boards. Adding the ability to launch arbitrary external tools would change expectations for the software, suggesting further complex additions that would add little value for most Arduino users.If there's interest in a general purpose AVR IDE, might it make more sense for that to be a separate application? It could, of course, build on the source code for the Arduino environment. Additionally, the Arduino core libraries are standard AVR C and C++ and usable independent of the IDE (e.g. with the included Makefile).David