The source-code repositories
As we continue to streamline our processes and reorganize the company to be more efficient we have decided that we will no longer be pushing to any of our CodePlex repositories and they will be taken down at some point. Instead, we have moved all of our code to Bitbucket. You can see our available repositories at https://bitbucket.org/ghi_elect . Currently we have Gadgeteer, FEZ Hydra, NETMF 4.2 OSHW, Glide, and Gadgeteering. We will push to those repositories as we make changes and not just during an SDK release. This means that if the source is downloaded and compiled, it may be in an unknown or untested state, or it may contain features that may not be released. Where applicable, we will tag the last commit that made it into an SDK release with that SDK’s name.
Where is the FEZ Spider II?
After months of back-and-forth and comparisons between the FEZ Spider and the FEZ Spider II, we have decided to release the Spider II on http://www.turnkeyassembly.com/ as a special order and keep the original spider as the stock item. Also, in the weeks to come, we will be releasing a new Spider kit and discontinuing the original Spider kit. The new kit will contain similar modules as the FEZ Cerberus Tinker Kit. This is being done to simplify the documentation process while still offering an exciting .NETMF kit.
All NETMF documentation is updated to reflect the latest NETMF 4.3 release. Everything you need, from the NETMF references to our library’s are found on one page https://www.ghielectronics.com/support/netmf do not forget to click on tutorials to get to this page https://www.ghielectronics.com/docs?tags=netmf
The rest of the documentation is also in the works and we expect to have everything completed in the near future.
We will begin switching out the mini USB connector on devices in lieu of the micro USB connector. As we begin new production runs of products we will be installing the micro USB instead of the mini USB connectors.
RTC on Hydra
The RTC crystal will be installed on the FEZ Hydra in the next release.
CP7 and TE35 Displays
Unfortunately, we have recently been surprised by one of our display partners, they have informed us that they will no longer be able to supply us with the displays used for the TE35 and the CP7. As we research and develop replacement displays, the new displays may not be a “drop-in” replacement for the current display, especially the CP7. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact us if you have a high volume need and must use the exact display.
We would like to thank you for your continued support!