I have two questions for the community here:
a) I started digging in my old shoeboxes getting out the atmel development boards, veroboard and stuff where I ended fiddling about 5 years ago. Unfortunately my old programming cable is a parallel port thing, I think I dumped the last laptops with parallel port about 3 years ago. Which USB based programming cable (read: programmer) can do you use/can you recommend?
b) I planned to set up a small linux VM just for shruthi firmware hacking. Which linux distros do you use for firmware hacking? I was thinking about something lightweight, no need for a full blown desktop distro. What distros are you using?
Please, no distro war here, I’m just asking for recommendation and your experience…
thanks a lot,