From the GitHub release page:
This is the third beta release of CircuitPython 6.0.0. It is relatively stable overall. See
port statusbelow for more stability detail. This is a quick bug fix release of Beta 1 so see it’s release notes as well. Please use 5.3.x if you need a stable version of CircuitPython.
Download from circuitpython.org
Downloads are available from circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board. The downloads page is here. Downloads are no longer available from the GitHub release pages because of the large number of files for each release.
Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).
CircuitPython has a number of “ports” that are the core implementation for a variety of microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release,
stmfor the F4 family are stable.
stmfor other chip families are being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs.
mimxrt10xxare in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.
New features and improvements since 6.0.0 Beta 1
Fixes and enhancements
RGBMatrixcrash. #3507 Thanks to @jepler and @ladyada
Board- and port-specific changes
- stage and pew libraries were updated. Thanks to @deshipu
- Numerous translation additions and improvements. Thanks:
- @wtuemura (Brazilian Portugese)
- @bergdahl (Swedish)
- @nijel (Korean)
Full commit log is here.
Breaking changes since 5.x
i2cperipheraland the class in it is changed as well.
stopkwarg has been removed from
I2C.writeto(). If no stop is desired, then use
- The default speed of busio.I2C and board.I2C is now 100khz, not 400khz as before. Use
busio.I2Cto set the speed explicitly. #3471 Thanks @caternuson, @ladyada, @hierophect and @tannewt
New boards since 6.0.0 Beta 1
- Nothing major.
- See https://github.com/adafruit/circuitpython/issues for other issues.
Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 6.0.0 Beta 1, including @bergdahl, @deshipu, @nijel, @jepler, @ladyada, @wtuemura, and many more on Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.
Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.
One important feature of CircuitPython is translated control and error messages. With the help of fellow open source project Weblate, we’re making it even easier to add or improve translations. Sign in with an existing account such as Github, Google or Facebook and start contributing through a simple web interface. No forks or pull requests needed!
Builds are no longer stored as assets on this release page, because there are too many of them. Please see the Download from circuitpython.org section above.