Having been away for a few days I can’t say as I am excited by developments.. the Frankenstein code has not seen an update for nearly 3 weeks and that remains “a quick and dirty firmware”. Meanwhile the Lua firmware hasn’t seen any updates for nearly a week and last time I tried it I had immense difficulty getting some working sub-modules all working together as you’ll know from my other blog entries. Nothing new from Espressif themselves and a comfortable Windows development environment remains a dream for now. That AT software needs handshaking – no doubt in my mind at all – different commands if written too quickly will cause busy errors and the time taken isn’t entirely predictable – waiting for the responses doesn’t necessariy solve problems either.
All of the above of course are great efforts and excellent for playing and learning – but would I leave them running in a remote location and expect them to work continuously? Not yet. Meanwhile a new boy on the block, Micropython doesn’t even operate the WIFI (which makes it a little pointless) at this point and that’s seen no updates for a couple of weeks. Sadly it seems that is also manned by someone who feels we should all compile the firmware as I’m not seeing any sign of binaries there. Until such projects can be dropped into something resembling Windows development tool for compiling, I think I’ll leave that work to others.
No sign of my little ESP8266 base boards from China yet and the ESP-12 has yet to arrive – I’ll report back when they do.
Here’s hoping for some amazing new updates over the Christmas.