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Author Topic: If your're thinking of buying a PicKit3/4 for 18F27K42, don't.  (Read 1472 times)
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« on: July 07, 2018, 07:35:25 07:35 »

Well not unless you need it now.

A guy on the Great Cow Basic development team has rewitten the standalone PC apps for PicKit2 and PicKit3 which will now allow programming of 18F27K42 and others (see attached list).

This means Ta da, you can shitcan Microchips java blather Mplabx and IPE, good riddance.

The software is not released yet but you can get a copy on the GCB board. Unfortunately the trial release has a 25 second delay before frogramming, not quite sure why. Maybe its to force peeps to upgrade. They are looking for a few quid to get a certificate, so if you think you might use it, send them something.

Btw even with the 25 seconds delay, it's still quicker than IPE!!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 08:33:28 08:33 »

that looks like a none goer.
user stopped the trial on the 15th May
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'We are at a decision point - press on with PICKit PLUS or stop the development/give up.'
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2018, 07:44:12 07:44 »

Well thats weird, I have a trial (albeit with 25 sec delay) that seems to work just fine on 18F26K42.

Posted on: 08-07-2018, 06:37:22 - Automerged

Well thats weird, I have a trial (albeit with 25 sec delay) which I got yesterday, that seems to work just fine on 18F26K42.

I've posted on the GC board a request for an explanation.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 11:01:26 11:01 »

The problem is motivational, the guy is piss off that he can't raise enough money to certify the Great Cow suite, maybe he has a point. Personally I could care less about certification but I'll still slip the quy a few quid, it's worth it not to be soiled by IPE.

Reading between the lines, he's already paid for the certificate and is looking to get reimbursed.
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2018, 06:09:09 18:09 »

So to clarify, the guy is looking for 289 per year for certification (of what or why I still don't know)


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We thought 10 per application, there are three, and 23 for all three at once as we have that build fully automated.


I guess I'll stick with IPE for the time being.
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« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 03:25:35 03:25 »

I think he has the Model wrong. there are a few programs I still pay for.
All that earn me money, then some that I support that are free to use.
Like Mp3Tag.exe free to use - but donations welcome. Then there are some have got greedy and want megga bucks UltraEdit is in this class, there are free options that do the same.
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« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 05:38:12 05:38 »

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I think he has the Model wrong
You said it, he wildly overvalues the value of his product. Now, if IPE didn't support Pickit3 he would make a bucket of money, providing he dropped the price.

Suddenly IPE doesnt seem so bad. I must look at ipecmdboost, maybe that will be a little less shit.


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« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2018, 06:47:30 06:47 »

without having the code to play with, just the images he has put up. it looks like he has hacked the standalone pickit2/3 front end.

Mind you I still have all the offical programmers from Microchip. I libarated from company stores, from the Picstart Plus. Pickit 1, Pickit2, Pickit3, MPlab ICD, MPlab ICD2, MPlab ICD3, MPLAB REAL ICE, MPLAB ICE2000, MPLAB ICE4000 and some optional add-on to the REAL ICE.
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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 06:52:57 06:52 »

I thought that Microchip released the code for Pickit2 GUI, and I seem to rember sombody else was so annoyed by the code that he rewote it from scratch.

The 23 chap told me that "they" wrote the command line version from scratch.
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