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Cristi - thanx for the feedback and kind words.....
The main issue is getting my head around the architecture of different chips. Its not just changing the port handling as you have noted but also: how to configure timers (for the clock, PWM, software UARTs, software servos etc etc), as well as other hardware related things like hardware uarts, I2C, SPI, ADC. The list is quite big. On top of all that I don't have any of the boards (yes - I started with the $50 robot tutorial myself a few years ago). So the code library will be hit quite hard. Project Designer - less so - other than the code generation part of it.
I don't have any of the boards so, at a minimum, I need an existing IDE that allows me to debug/simulate my code so that I can check things where precise timings is important. I say simulate coz I cant afford to buy JTAG on-chip debugging stuff for all of the combinations.
Add to that the 'Webbot Studio' IDE I am creating. This means sourcing compilers and hardware/software programmer code - both of which need to be 'free' for me to bundle them into a single download. Then multiply that by different host operating systems: Windoze, Unix, 32 bit vs 64 bit, Mac(?) etc etc. The new Studio version will, at least, allow people to submit their boards as well as sensors to a download site so that others can have access - I've almost designed this - but it will mean that these are treated like plug-ins and will work with Project Designer etc. The caveat being that the author will need to know something about stuff like XML and/or XSLT. But the aim is to allow the community to expand the existing AVR version.There just ain't enough hours to spare - especially since I started a job 3 weeks ago and the weekends just seem to evaporate. Hence being slower to reply to forum posts!If someone is willing to pay me to work on this full time, so I can give up the day job, then I'm up for it !
Must be getting slow in my old age: I have downloaded all available zip files from SourceForge for webbotlib 2.11 and 2.10, but have been unable to find the PDFs for the WebbotLib Manuals. I need the manual to Calibrate the accelerometers, as suggested in the source code from Webbot for the Sparkfun Razor (SEN-09623). I would be most grateful if someone could point me to a good link for the latest webbotlib manual.Thanks