Official release and Bin availability

All ESP8266 boards running MicroPython.
Official boards are the Adafruit Huzzah and Feather boards.
Target audience: MicroPython users with an ESP8266 board.
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MCHobby
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Official release and Bin availability

Post by MCHobby » Thu May 05, 2016 9:57 am

The ESP8266 is now released with the version v1.8.

Did someone knows when the ESP8266 binary would be available on http://micropython.org/download/ ?

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platforma
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Re: Official release and Bin availability

Post by platforma » Thu May 05, 2016 10:14 am

ESP8266 port is still developed under the kickstarter terms. There was a discussion of this: http://forum.micropython.org/viewtopic. ... 90&p=10136

With the port out of alpha and the git master is in sync with developers version, I can only speculate that the downloads will appear soon. For now, the github repository is open for anyone to build from.

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Re: Official release and Bin availability

Post by pfalcon » Thu May 05, 2016 12:00 pm

MicroPython ESP8266 port project proceeds in the accordance with the Kickstarter campaign rules, which were acknowledged by 1399 people (by them backing the project). Please the official page for details: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/21 ... escription. In summary, the rules are: people who contributed at least the minimum amount, will receive ready to use general availability release of the firmware (and any critical updates); people who contributed up to 2nd tier, will receive regular updates of ready to use firmware; everyone in the world has access to the source.

We (MicroPython developers) don't feel that we can change these rules with a decision on our side, any changes would need to go via the consultation with the backers.

In the meantime, people who missed to contribute to MicroPython ESP8266 port project via Kickstarter campaign, are welcome (and encouraged) to contribute to it via testing, preparing high-quality bug reports, patches, etc. Building from source is the first small step towards these great opportunities.
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