CircuitPython has a number of “ports” that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.
New boards since 7.0.0
Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2
Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2 TFT
Adafruit QT Py ESP32-S2
Challenger NB RP204
Cytron Maker Nano RP2040
Melopero Shake RP2040
Oak Development Technologies Bread 2040
Raspberry Pi 4B
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board
Raspberry Pi Zero 2W
Seed XIAO variant build for HID devices
Solder Party RP2040 Stamp
Changes since 7.1.0-rc.1
This release is a relabeling of 7.1.0-rc.1 and is otherwise the same as that release.
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