In our college we are using a module developed by IIT Bombay (called FIREBIRD V[ver 5]). It has ATmega2560 and ATmega8 microcontrollers (master and slave) with bootloader.
The staff uses AVR Studio for programming. But since AVR Studio is supported only on Windows (and I have a Mac), I was looking for AVR programming in Mac. I downloaded Crosspack AVR. But I don't know how to proceed after this point. Also I downloaded TextWrangler (because I was told auto-suggestion is not available in TextEdit).
Also I have downloaded the Arduino IDE, and I don't know what is required or how to configure it to program AVR microcontrollers.
I searched on the web and nothing is clear (mostly they all depend on something to do with terminal and the command line).
I don't have Xcode installed in my Mac (I saw a relatively easy tutorial on how to set up Xcode for this purpose) and the file is 4GB. I am trying to work around using Xcode, but if it's the only nice way do let me know!
Pertinent suggestions would be helpful.