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CircuitPython 3.0 Plans

With 2.0.0 out the door, its time to start work on CircuitPython 3.0.0. Each major release I like to have a theme to guide the primary goals of the release. 2.0.0 was all about storage because it enabled use of the internal file system, SD cards and bare bytes. 3.0.0’s theme is shaping up to be a combination of code improvements to facilitate new hardware support (particularly the SAMD51) and huge documentation improvements to help all of the new users we hope to gain during the holiday season.

As we begin this early stage of 3.0.0, its a great time for new folks (like you!) to jump in and help. The first step to helping is by joining the #circuitpython channel on the Adafruit Discord chat server. All of us working on CircuitPython coordinate and collaborate on Discord. We’ve started having weekly voice chats to sync up at 11am PST / 2pm EST on Mondays (unless Monday is a US holiday). Check the Discord channel for a pinned post about upcoming times. We cover what we’re working on and answer each other’s questions there.

We’ve also begun adding a “Beginner Friendly” label to many of our repos (including CircuitPython and the Adafruit CircuitPython Bundle) which highlights helpful, beginner-friendly tasks. The tasks range from reading over improved docs and providing feedback, helping catalog missing libraries for CircuitPython and helping reorganize the code.

Helping out with CircuitPython via Discord and GitHub is a great way to learn more about software development, hear about upcoming hardware and participate in a welcoming, helpful community. We hope to see you on there!


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3 Comments

  1. Typo on the times for weekly voice chat. Should be 11am PST to match up to 2pm EST. Did I miss the day of the week?

  2. Updated! Thank you so much for letting me know I missed that.

  3. John you are incorrect. Dan has been working hard on debugging Windows 7 even though it works for most people.

    Please test out the 2.0.0 drivers from the instructions here: https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-feather-m0-express-designed-for-circuit-python-circuitpython/m0-boards-faq?view=all#m0-boards-faq

    If they still don’t work for you please post as many details as you can about your set up to the forum here: https://forums.adafruit.com/viewforum.php?f=60

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