This is the second release candidate of CircuitPython 6.0.0. We don’t know of any stability issues overall. See
port status below for more stability detail. If you find any issues with it, please file an issue. If no issues are found within a week or so, we’ll release this version as stable.
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,
stm for the F4 family are stable.
stm for other chip families are being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs.
mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.
New features and improvements since 6.0.0 Release Candidate 0
Fixes and enhancements
- USB serial detection improved. Fixes REPL not available after host computer sleeps, and
supervisor.runtime.serial_availableis more accurate now (#3624). Thanks @dhalbert.
board.SPI()now can be de-inited and re-inited safely, and their lifetimes are correct in the presence of displays (#3603). Thanks @cwalther.
ulabis updated to 0.54.5 (#3602). Thanks @jepler.
Board- and port-specific changes
- Feather M4 CAN: revised pins (#3636). Thanks @ladyada and @dhalbert.
analogiois restored to the M0 RFM boards, due to increased space available (#3603). Thanks @jerryneedell.
- MatrixPortal ESP32 TX and RX pins were reversed (#3618). Thanks @dhalbert.
- CPB SPI pin mappings were not correct (#3590). Thanks @jerryneedell.
- MatrixPortal: Fix which pins not to reset (#3574). Thanks @tannewt.
- No changes in this release.
Internals and build process
mpy-cross-macbuild fixed after change in
awscli(#3578). Thanks @jepler.
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
_bleio.ConnectionErrorhas be removed. Code will now raise the native
New boards since 6.0.0-rc.0
- No new boards in this release.
- 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 Release Candidate 0, including @cwalther, @dhalbert, @jepler, @jerryneedell, @ladyada, @makermelissa, @tannewt, and many more on Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.
Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.
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