Thank you Pico !!!This was exactly what I was looking for today
Very cool. I picked up a Mighty-1284p compatible board off ebay a couple of weeks ago and have been keen to try it out. I really appreciate the work you guys put into it.
Would you know if the atmega1284 (not P) 44pin tqfp has been tested with this bootloader?
Mark,Seriously?You didn't add the B7 bootloader for sleeping beauty?And no renaming for all the other bootloaders for clarity.Why?So SleepingBeauty users loose the LED functionality that they originally had when they re-burn their bootloader with this core.That is unacceptable to me.OK. I've had enough of the bootloader mess.As long as I can get it into the tree,I'll go fix all this optibootloader crap that exists today since everyone seems to just keep avoiding it.For me, it is way less work to just go fix it, than to point out the issues in what is there now sincedoing it is pretty trivial and I'm sick of this bootloader disaster that is being allowed to persist.I'll use the latest optiboot and create a wrapper script that creates all the needed 15 bootloaders with descriptive namesthat includes the cpu clock rate, baud rate, and led support.And then update the boards.txt files to match.If I do this, can I get this checked into the tree?---- bill
Sounds like we have a volunteer. As we discussed offline, the consensus way back when was that no bootloader for the Mighty-1284p project should flash the LED. I know you strongly dissent from that decision, but in the absence of a new consensus reversing g the original decision, I think it should stand. And personally, I also think it was the correct decision, FWIW. Bootloaders should not flash LEDs, period, IMHO.But if you want to undertake the bootloader overhaul project, and nobody else voices an opinion at this stage one way or the other, I will submit your updates... even though I think personally think the additional bootloader required for flashing and non-flashing versions of the bootloaders, depending on target board, is just messy, unnecessary and actually, undesirable. But I don't feel as strongly about all of this as you obviously do!
In general I don't believe in forcing personal/group opinions on people and instead believe in giving people the flexibility to "have it their way".
In the larger picture, can I get an updated optiboot directory that uses the newer optiboot and creates all the combinations of bootlaoders with more descriptive names in to the tree?(if there is concern, perhaps rename the current optiboot directory to something else when this is added)
- boards in boards.txt.alt are using bootloaders that toggle the wrong the LED pin