CircuitPython 4.1.2 Released — @adafruit @circuitpython
4.1.2 is a minor stable release. Most notably, it updates the adafruit_circuitplayground frozen library for Circuit Playground Express. It shouldn’t break any code compatible with previous 4.x releases. If you don’t have a Circuit Playground Express or a PyRuler, or a board with frozen libraries, there is no strong reason to update to 4.1.2.
On Circuit Playground Express (CPX) builds, the frozen-in adafruit_circuitplayground library now supports: from adafruit_circuitplayground import cp
in addition to the previous standard import: from adafruit_circuitplayground.express import cpx
This allows uniform library support for the the Circuit Playground Bluefruit (which requires CircuitPython 5.x). The library examples have all been updated to use cp instead of cpx. The names cp and cpx can be used identically: only the import is different. You do not need to change your existing code. Thanks @kattni.
The stack size on CPX builds has been increased slightly to accommodate the restructured library. Thanks @dhalbert and @jepler.
Other frozen libraries have been updated to their latest versions. Thanks @dhalbert.
The PyRuler now displays correct colors on its on-board DotStar RGB LED. Thanks @dhalbert.
PWMOut.deinit() on nrf builds was now releases the pin. Thanks @jepler.
The library freezing process now makes sure not to include subdirectories of excluded directories. Thanks @jepler.
Translated messages are now compressed more effectively, preventing certain translated builds from being too large. Thanks @jepler.
Thank you to all who contributed and tested to this release: @dhalbert, @jepler, @kattni, @ladyada, @tannewt.
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