Developing software – or better firmware – for the Atmel AVR can be quite easy or quite complicated. A lot of people like to just use vi, some source files and a make file. Here at Interactive Matter we are a tad lazy and want a fully fledged IDE, with code completion, one click building, no make files and buttons to flash the AVR. The easiest was is to achieve this with Open Source Software, using avr-gcc, avrdude and avr-eclipse.
To help anybody who wants to use this very convenient package Interactive Matter offers a complete guide on how to install and use avr-gcc, avrdude, Eclipse and the avr-eclipse plugin.