I surely will not critize, your effort and sharing is appreciated.
While I understand the resource issue to get such things done, a passive-aggressive post saying to the effect, "I'm not going to criticize you but everything you've done is a waste of time" isn't likely to motivate the participation I'm sure we'd all like to see. I, for one, have some contributions I've held off releasing here for exactly this reason.
You clearly have a significant amount of time to post on this forum and you certainly don't hold back on letting posters know what they've done wrong. To be frank though, it doesn't seem very productive.
"Passive-Aggressive" ... Have not heard that one since the daughter graduated and moved on to her new life.
I've lived long enough to realize that ever good thing often has a negative consequence. All forums are little pockets made up by real people. Some people need to be positively stroked like an old house cat, other are totally independent, and others roles develop over time.
- This is not my forum
; I do not pay the bills
- An initial goal of the forum was to offer a 32-bit experience to Arduino users who were approaching the ceiling (speed, SRAM, flash) of 8-bit Arduino all at a significant lower expenditure than Due.
- As an early adopter, I came over from Arduino.cc when this forum opened.
- To my knowledge, "growing the forum" has never been something the forum owner indicated as a priority. Rather, growing the forum has some negative implications on increasing hosting costs and on moderation needs. Currently, Roger Clark is managing all operations, wearing all hats, and paying the bills.
So, to put my "passive-agressive" nature into prospective, I am standing on Speakers' Corner and debating the Yin & Yang of Board Manager and simply suggesting that having the capability to install through the XML is not (may not be) in the best interest of the forum unless that offer carries full-support for the evolution, testing, and deployment of same.
Anyone here interested in volunteering to take on that effort ... seems much of the work has been done: how hard could the future maintenance be?
For all members here:
We have an obligation to remember that we have this forum currently as a free venue - but that could change in the future. We need to police ourselves as there is currently only one sheriff in town and he wears multiple hats... the forum is not #1 on his list of priorities. Evolution of STM32duino doesnot necessarily suggest that Board Manager is immediately necessary to implement.