Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

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Re: Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

Postby mrburnette » Sun Dec 11, 2016 2:58 pm

? Would it not be better to create a variant for Maple Mini, Blue, and Red ... The variants could just be titled Maple Mini (SWD), etc.

Done once and done forever. The WiKi can explain the mapping and any mumbo-jumbo manual steps...

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Re: Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

Postby RogerClark » Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:48 pm

i think the problem is many fold with board types

1. Very few of the boards have useful names or even model numbers on them
2. The IDE and boards menu is not well suited to multiple boards

We already have 14 variant folders, and some of these variants have 4 sub types, selected via the menus

I think people have to realise that sometimes they are in a very small minority, and they will need to customise their installation to match their specific needs.
Note. I often get requests to make changes which one person wants, but which would mess up thinks for 99% of users, e.g. someone wanted me to remove USB support by default ( for everyone) because it interfered with something they were doing ( I think they wanted to use the USB pins for GPIO and the code doesnt really support that)


So perhaps the solution is a wiki page describing how to change the settings in boards.txt

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Re: Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

Postby ahull » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:03 pm

mrburnette wrote:The WiKi can explain the mapping and any mumbo-jumbo manual steps...


RogerClark wrote:So perhaps the solution is a wiki page describing how to change the settings in boards.txt


+1 for add page to Wiki and thus avoid any more complexity in the menus. Keep things as simple as possible for the majority of us. Life is complicated enough as it is. :P
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Re: Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

Postby mrburnette » Mon Dec 12, 2016 1:40 am

RogerClark wrote:<...>
I think people have to realise that sometimes they are in a very small minority, and they will need to customise their installation to match their specific needs.
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Roger,

That sounds so sensible, I could have said that myself at an earlier time ;)

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Re: Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

Postby RogerClark » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:19 am

Hi Ray

Its nice to have your voice of sanity back on the forum ;-)

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Re: Maple Mini pins mapping into SWD

Postby mrburnette » Mon Dec 12, 2016 2:30 am

RogerClark wrote:Hi Ray

Its nice to have your voice of sanity back on the forum ;-)



Those who truly know me would never use "sanity" and "Ray" in the same sentence (at least without negating the meaning!) It's the Holiday Season, you guys are family, just wanted to mingle for a while ... When the wind blows again, this duck may head South. Fun for the moment and the moment is all we have to make a positive difference.

Ray


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