As I mentioned beore I have edited all the (I think) pertinent files with the IDE closed as I read the Forum, is a necessity.
When I open 1.05 or 1.54 I cannot see any difference. This is what led me to ask the question in the first place.
I edited the 1.05 file here : "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\ERW 1.05 to reflect the data necessary to recognise and use the maniacbug/Bobuino board. This was found in: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\Arduino ERW 1.0.5\hardware\arduino\boards.txt after
I renamed the old file to boards_OLD.txt. I copied the contents of the renamed file and added the entry for the 1284P and saved it as boards.txt. Restarting the IDE provided no joy... No change.
I located the 1.54 installation and navigated to the AVR equivalent: C:\Program Files (x86)\Arduino\hardware\arduino\avr\hardware
boards.txt and did the same... With the same results. No entries for the maniacbug or Bobuino under the AVR heading of boards.txt..
Perhaps I made an error in placing the new entry at the top of the boards.txt file but since the version I use doesn't scroll the boards menu I have no way of determining whether the entries are there or not. In my reading I am unaware of any hierarchy involved in the Ver 1,54 boards.txt file. I will freely admit that I really didn't look but I saw no reason at that time to do so...
This is perhaps the hidden part of my question, I had hoped that 'someone' might ask or point out my error in not reviewing the whole boards,txt file for the proper location or whatever I missed. Instead I got dunned for not being sufficiently creative in my choice of subject..
If you can't write a descriptive subject line, your chances are slim
does very little to answer the question.
I rarely ask questions, usually I can find the answer by a simple search or remember reading of it in this forum... I'll freely admit that I haven't read the Due section in several days... But in my readings of that section, little changes from day to day... except the date.