I think mas oki pala bootloader. I might use one this week.
Original plan ko kasi is to use ICSP, im planning to incorporate a P16Pro circuitry sa isang DIY PIC16F877 demo board, kaso nga i will have to use 5 pins at least para sa ICSP connection. which is not good. I dont want to include pin isolation circuit, para hindi na complicated ang board.
But using bootloader, all i need are the RX/TX pin for the PIC.
Somehow may advantage talaga ang Zilog Encore kumpara PIC when it comes to programming/debugging