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by PeterO
Mon Feb 01, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4563

Re: Constructive criticism

jamesh wrote:
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:50 pm
Just had this pointed out to me, thought it might amuse some people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3db_zsrXj8
Using children to attack people you disagree with is pretty low even for you James !

I'm outa here.....

PeterO
by PeterO
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4563

Re: Constructive criticism

Of course we could have a "compile and download and run" button within a fully functioned IDE. The two are not mutually exclusive. Indeed, I think the Pico SDK with VSCode delivers that if you wire up the SWD. It just doesn't do it over the USB cable. You miss the point.... I just want a ...
by PeterO
Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Constructive criticism
Replies: 80
Views: 4563

Re: Constructive criticism

It should be as easy for PeterO (and the rest of us old hands) to upload code as it is in uPython. This really is the crux of the matter as far as I'm concerned. I spent years dealing with "heavy weight professional development environments" and these days I avoid them like covid-19. Just...
by PeterO
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: MicroPython
Topic: MicroPython - issues with GP19 & 21
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: MicroPython - issues with GP19 & 21

If you follow that thread you'll see it is an issue with something enabling the debug pins (which by default are 19,20,21). It that case it was a bug in code in time.c, but as the symptoms seem similar for the micropython problem it seems possible that this also is being cause by something incorrec...
by PeterO
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: MicroPython
Topic: MicroPython - issues with GP19 & 21
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: MicroPython - issues with GP19 & 21

I'm not sure it's the utime module - I have exactly the same problems with GPIO19 and GPIO21 and I'm not using utime. If you follow that thread you'll see it is an issue with something enabling the debug pins (which by default are 19,20,21). It that case it was a bug in code in time.c, but as the s...
by PeterO
Sun Jan 31, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: MicroPython
Topic: MicroPython - issues with GP19 & 21
Replies: 10
Views: 831

Re: MicroPython - issues with GP19 & 21

It **might** have something to do with this...

viewtopic.php?f=145&t=300624&p=1806281& ... t#p1806281

Maybe the micropython "utime" library has the same bug as the C time.c functions ?

PeterO
by PeterO
Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

My view is that first small step should have a few obstacles as possible, and there are obstacles here that clearly don't need to be there. On my main Pi I ran the install script and 30 minutes later I could write & compile code and drag the UF2 file over and have it run. I think that qualifies...
by PeterO
Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

How do I get start in a "Arduino-like" compile-upload cycle over the USB connection without needing to touch any hardware, as is possible with Thonny? As far as I can see you can't beacuse all that is provided is an "awkward way of flashing their devices" via some extra hardware...
by PeterO
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

I think your application development area is very different to mine.... PeterO Being a noob and not even having a Pico or read all the documentation, I wonder if it would be possible to wire a couple GPIO lines from a Pi 4 to the run pin and boot select then toggle those programmatically as part of...
by PeterO
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Raspberry Pi OS
Topic: Discussion item: How to tell when a system was "born" ?
Replies: 15
Views: 900

Re: Discussion item: How to tell when a system was "born" ?

but the filesystem was created as part of creating the .img file But using the img file is the (file) system creation time! Or are you saying that you are duplicating SD cards after creating them? I'm a bit confused now! The filesystem that ends up on your SDcard was created by RPT guys at some ear...
by PeterO
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: MicroPython
Topic: PIO IN command?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: PIO IN command?

It's well hidden ! I can't see any other uses of "in_()" anywhere else in the Python or C SDK documents.
PeterO
by PeterO
Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: MicroPython
Topic: PIO IN command?
Replies: 5
Views: 537

Re: PIO IN command?

I Should have read the initial post more carefully !
Anyway .... I have found some broken links in the documentation !

https://datasheets.raspberrypi.org/pico ... on-sdk.pdf
Page 17
"Chapter 4" and "Raspberry Pi PicoC/C++ SDK" links don't work.

PeterO
by PeterO
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

I think your application development area is very different to mine....
PeterO
by PeterO
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

Compile, download, test is usually incredibly slow compared to building a huge toolkit of known good routines, careful design and assembly, setup of multiple test cases for each compile, download, test so you can do the maximum work. I've firmware that can take 20 minutes to get in to the right sta...
by PeterO
Thu Jan 28, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: PICO plugged into rpi4 shows up as 128MB drive
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: PICO plugged into rpi4 shows up as 128MB drive

aallan wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:30 pm
the only thing that you can drag-and-drop onto it that will stay there is a UF2 file.
"stay there" suggests it should still be shown when you replug/power cycle the PICO, and it won't be !
PeterO
by PeterO
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rename Pico Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Rename Pico Boards

How so? This is the "General Discussion" forum within "Community". The other one is "General" within "Raspberry Pi Pico" within "Hardware and peripherals". Makes sense to me. The hierarchy is at the top of every page. Would the requested changes mak...
by PeterO
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rename Pico Boards
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Rename Pico Boards

Milliways wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:43 am
Is it possible to rename the new Pico topics?

New posts shows "General" etc, but this is ambiguous.
You are not alone !

viewtopic.php?f=63&t=299628

PeterO
by PeterO
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

I appreciate it's a bit of an exaggeration, but if you download more than a couple of times per hour, you're doing it wrong. And even then, you should be doing it with a debugger/programmer. It depends entirely on your development style. I take a very "incremental" approach and rarely wri...
by PeterO
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Can we have apt packages rather than git clones ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1260

Re: Can we have apt packages rather than git clones ?

But none of that helps people move from hobbyist/maker to the money making real world, which is what Raspberry Pi is about. That's not how it look from here... It's always looks as if the Primary/Secondary eduaction market is RPI primary focus. That's where you seem to put the most money (all of RP...
by PeterO
Tue Jan 26, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can we have apt packages rather than git clones ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1260

Re: Can we have apt packages rather than git clones ?

As pointed out in a report, apt doesn't work on Mac or Windows, whereas git does. So we would also need to provide packages in as Windows installers, and Mac whatevers. Which is a massive increase in workload. But as users we don't care about YOUR workload, we care about OUR workload. You are suppo...
by PeterO
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can we have apt packages rather than git clones ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1260

Re: Can we have apt packages rather than git clones ?

Git is likely the most popular way of distribution source code now. It works really well, allows you to update, try out different branches etc. apt doesn't give you the same level of flexibility. May be better for you as tool developers, but for mere mortal tool users git and github are pointless a...
by PeterO
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does the RP2040 processor have dual cores?
Replies: 72
Views: 6043

Re: Why does the RP2040 processor have dual cores?

jamesh wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:45 am
PeterO wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:36 am
jamesh wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:21 am
No time to luxuriate. Loads of work backed up whilst getting Pico out of the door!
<cough> 64bit PiOS <cough>
PeterO
One of many.
You need to expand with your expanding product range !
PeterO
by PeterO
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why does the RP2040 processor have dual cores?
Replies: 72
Views: 6043

Re: Why does the RP2040 processor have dual cores?

jamesh wrote:
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:21 am
No time to luxuriate. Loads of work backed up whilst getting Pico out of the door!
<cough> 64bit PiOS <cough>
PeterO
by PeterO
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

nick.mccloud wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:22 pm
PeterO wrote:
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:43 pm
None of this messing about with hubs, extra wires to GPIO pins or the like is needed on other microcontroller boards.
The AdaFruit Feather STM32F405 on my desk begs to differ
Did I say "EVERY other microcontroller" ? :roll:
PeterO
by PeterO
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Have I missed something...
Replies: 113
Views: 7876

Re: Have I missed something...

None of this messing about with hubs, extra wires to GPIO pins or the like is needed on other microcontroller boards.
The PICO is a step backwards in usability which will make it harder to use in educational environments for example.
"Spoilt for a ha’p’orth of tar" comes to mind.
PeterO

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