Permanent place for the latest pre-compiled esp8266 micropython

All ESP8266 boards running MicroPython.
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Permanent place for the latest pre-compiled esp8266 micropython

Post by electronicsguy » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:22 pm

Hello,
I want to try out micropython on my esp8266 module. I found a pre-compiled firmware from Adafruit, which is from mid-2015. I was wondering if there's a permanent place where someone hosts the latest (stable) pre-compiled micropython firmware for esp8266?

Thanks.

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Re: Permanent place for the latest pre-compiled esp8266 micropython

Post by dhylands » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:23 pm

When it becomes available, I suspect it will show up here:
http://micropython.org/download/

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Post by electronicsguy » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:27 pm

[quote="dhylands"]When it becomes available, I suspect it will show up here:
http://micropython.org/download/[/quote]

Thanks. I see that they have quite a few boards supported there, but no esp8266. Is there no particular interest in the micropython community for esp8266?

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Re: Permanent place for the latest pre-compiled esp8266 micropython

Post by pythoncoder » Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:19 am

The terms of the ESP8266 Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... y-easy-iot were that precompiled binaries would only be available to certain backers for an initial period.
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Post by electronicsguy » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:00 pm

pythoncoder wrote:The terms of the ESP8266 Kickstarter campaign https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... y-easy-iot were that precompiled binaries would only be available to certain backers for an initial period.
hmm ok. I don't know much about terms like these. But could anyone elaborate on the motivation for such a decision? What does micro-python have to lose if they continued to offer the pre-compiled firmware?

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Post by pythoncoder » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:07 pm

It was simply an incentive for early backers. Full source code is available now for anyone to build, precompiled binaries will be available to all soon.
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