How do I setup a development environment to compile the bootloaders?
I am running Windows 7 and can compile sketches.
I have followed the instructions here: http://arduino.cc/playground/Code/WindowsCommandLine
Those only got me so far. Now when I use abuild to compile the bootloader file it gives me this error: avr-gcc: .\obj\arduino_runtime_atmega8_withlibs.a: No such file or directory
I can only assume at this point that I am really have no idea how to setup the proper environment for compiling a bootloader.
One other thing I did try is copying the bootloader code into a sketch. This does compile, but it seems like it creates a larger hex file than it should. There has got to be a better way to go about this especially since there are nice make files in the directories with the bootloaders.
Any help would be appreciated.