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Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:18 am
by pythoncoder
It supports fill_rect by inheritance from framebuf. I can assure you it works ;)

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:22 am
by HermannSW
pythoncoder wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:18 am
I can assure you it works ;)
I said hat it worked for me as well.

What is the process of getting FBConsole into MicroPython?
  1. ask Boochow for allowance
  2. fix the minor issue I stated
  3. do pull request
If so, where in source tree would be the right place?

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:39 pm
by pythoncoder
Sorry, I mis-read your previous posting.

Users can't put things into the source tree. The procedure is to create a patch and submit a pull request for approval.

I'd explain the process in more detail but I doubt this patch would be accepted on the grounds that it is rather specialised. But that's just my personal opinion; by all means post an RFC on GitHub if you think otherwise.

Secondly it is @boochow's code so it's up to him what happens to it: at the moment it hasn't been released under any particular licence as far as I can see. To be accepted in the source tree it must be released under the MIT licence with a guarantee that it is original work.

The best approach for user contributions is to create a GitHub repository with the code, a licence and a README.md containing documentation. Then publicise its existence here and/or in the Wiki. You'll find numerous examples.

You and @boochow need to get together on this one.

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:14 am
by boochow
Secondly it is @boochow's code so it's up to him what happens to it: at the moment it hasn't been released under any particular licence as far as I can see. To be accepted in the source tree it must be released under the MIT licence with a guarantee that it is original work.
FBConsole class have been included in my MicroPython Raspberry Pi port and is released under the MIT license. Everyone can freely use/redistribute it.

https://github.com/boochow/micropython- ... pi/modules

https://github.com/boochow/micropython- ... #fbconsole

For now I'm no plan to request merging FBConsole.py or Raspberry Pi port to the original MicroPython source tree because IMHO they seem to be a bit away from MicroPython's main targets/use cases. But again, this is totally my personal opinion.

Bare metal Raspberry Pi port

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:43 am
by pythoncoder
Your bare metal Raspberry Pi port has the potential to be a widely used and truly awesome MicroPython platform. The main issue I can see is the inability to write to the SD card. Does this mean writing the SD card on a PC each time you want to update your code? If rshell could do updates I'd find it hard to resist getting a Pi Zero to try it out ;)

Support for keyboard, Ethernet and WiFi would be the icing on the cake :D

Out of interest how quickly does it boot?

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:52 am
by boochow
boochow wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:14 am
If rshell could do updates I'd find it hard to resist getting a Pi Zero to try it out
Support for keyboard, Ethernet and WiFi would be the icing on the cake
Sorry, this is off-topic but, Yes, after I would have done the PWM class which I am now working on, I will begin adding the function of writing to SD card...
Current release mounts RAM disk on the root so you can use rshell. Of course, it is not permanent but may be useful for debugging scripts.
Anyway, writing to the SD card is definitely important for logging, saving configurations, etc. and I have to deal with it.

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:45 am
by HermannSW
boochow wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:14 am
FBConsole class have been included in my MicroPython Raspberry Pi port and is released under the MIT license. Everyone can freely use/redistribute it.

https://github.com/boochow/micropython- ... pi/modules

https://github.com/boochow/micropython- ... #fbconsole
Thanks for the github link, I did just fork your repo:
https://github.com/Hermann-SW/micropyth ... ypi#readme
  • commited limited mission statement of my fork (ESP) to README.md, with sample usecase
  • commited fix for "gpu" ImportError on ESP and "readobj" NameError on ESP
  • enabled Issues, created new issue on changing leftmost char of redirected REPL history command (I don't know whether that bug exists in your Raspberry main use case as well)
Your current version is much better than the one I used before, editing REPL history commands works fine if not changing leftmost character.

Re: Bare metal Raspberry Pi port

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:28 am
by marfis
pythoncoder wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:43 am

Out of interest how quickly does it boot?
he told me around 4sec...

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=5039&p=28855#p28907

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 pm
by mattyt
pythoncoder wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:39 pm
I'd explain the process in more detail but I doubt this patch would be accepted on the grounds that it is rather specialised. But that's just my personal opinion; by all means post an RFC on GitHub if you think otherwise.
That's my opinion too; it's clearly a really useful tool but I don't think that it should be part of mainline MicroPython. That said, it would be great if it were easier to find/install. Maybe it would be useful to host it on PyPI so it could be upip-installable?

(And yes, the bare metal RPi port is very cool!)

Re: Redirecting terminal/WebRepl to OLED 1306

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:37 am
by pythoncoder
mattyt wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:47 pm
...Maybe it would be useful to host it on PyPI so it could be upip-installable?...
Indeed, I should have mentioned that.