Scott Mabin is joining Espressif full time to work on Rust support for all of Espressif’s chips, past, present and future!
The forked compiler with esp support has been moved into the esp-rs organisation, along with some idf support crates – more on that shortly! Discussions on GitHub have been enabled on the esp-rs/rust repository, and for the last month Espressif have been hosting weekly community meetings focusing on pushing Rust support forward. If you’d like to discuss something and attend, drop a comment in the latest thread and request an invite!
@ivmarkov been working very hard on porting the Rust STD library to esp-idf, the C based development environment for Espressif chips. esp-idf has a newlib environment which can be used to build the Rust library on top of. @ivmarkov has put together rust-esp32-std-hello demo repo to show off the capabilities, which include WiFi, threads and driving a display using the esp-idf‘s drivers.
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