Originally Posted by Bill_Blessing
..., but everything I look at on the web for programming pics (18f2450) with Linux ends up coming just short of being a good solution.
I worked for the last 4 years developing code for several little microcontrollers, including PICs , on a GNU/Linux platform. But it was a point of frustration for me that I could not find a reliable way to program them directly from Linux. I ran various compilers under Wine well enough, but I couldn't get MPLab to work or any programmer.
My solution was to keep an old Win2K machine under the desk connected to various programmers. I ran TightVNC server on Windows and kept a VNC client window open on Linux. Thus the one dirty little task that Windows was necessary for was at least contained in a window on Linux.