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maniacbug

Having never run gcc on Windows, I now want to compile there to make sure stuff I'm working on is fully portable.  Where does Arduino get its AVR tools for Windows?  Web search led me to WinAVR, but those tools are TWO YEARS old.  Does Arduino build its own, get them from somewhere else, or ship with 2-year-old tools?

sixeyes

From Arduino v1.0 running

gcc.exe --version

gcc.exe (WinAVR 20081205) 4.3.2
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

Looks like it's 3 years old and counting...

Iain

maniacbug

Wow.  Ok, very well.  Thanks a lot.

westfw

Note that most of the tools newer than 4.3.2 have "known problems" on AVR.  Atmel is shipping 4.5.1, I think, perhaps with some patches, but that has c++ specific issues WRT Arduino.
WEK is working on a new WinAVR package, but it doesn't seem to be happening very fast...

maniacbug

Fascinating.  Every so often I see a post like that.  I'm running 4.5.2 on Snow Leopard and 4.5.3 on Ubuntu 64, and those problems have not affected me yet.  Need to keep my fingers crossed??

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