Re: MPLABX 5.05 adds support to a stripped-down PK4. what's up with Pay-Per-Feature for PK
Other than an even more cut-down version of the PICKit4; i fail to see the point of the Snap. not being able to power ANY target is just silly,LVP only is a major limitation,not just for PIC's but definately for any AVR parts.
The PICKit4, incidentally, has a 'green-light' coverage of just 5% of Microchips part range, according to the latest release notes; around 130 out of almost 2500...so much for the 'Production Programmer' it was touted as when i bought it...after three revisions of MPLAB-X it still beta all the way.
The little 'pay-per-feature' hinted at for the PK4 is a bad sign too; microchip are obviously confusing development tools with video games, and trying to upsell to 'unlock' exta features.This gives a real insight into the current mindset at microchip...are we paying for false promises,toys, or development tools? i really don't know any more.