NetMF 4.4, a cheap build?

Hi All,

just got the news that gcc was merged into the dev branch on github as a compiler to build netmf 4.4.

If you are as me and can’t affort the keil compiler and can settle for a few bits more then using the gcc compiler to build the firmware and the sdk for NetMf 4.4, this might be a solution for you as well.

Here the link to the merge Merging in support For GCC by smaillet-ms · Pull Request #203 · NETMF/netmf-interpreter · GitHub

Hope you have some use of it and bon chance …




It excites me to no end to be able to watch in real-time improvements being made to NETMF especially when I see pull requests accepted. Now, if only we had the same visibility to the GHI code… :whistle:

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Yes, I also would love to see the OSS portions of the GHI library on github. I know the bits are available, it would just be nice to be able to submit pull requests and enjoy other github goodness.

But I am hesitant to ask that they put more into the OSS domain (and I am not sure you were doing that, either) because they necessarily have a different revenue model than Microsoft and keeping some secret sauce recipes is how they put their kids through college.

We very rarely listen to Ian but yes you are correct, there are some things that have to keep “ours” just like several other companies in order to stay in business. So on behalf of my 3 kids, we all “thank you” for your continued support!

So, for those portions that you have put in the open source domain (and you certainly have my gratitude for those), would you consider putting them up on github (or a similarly functional repository) so that the community can more effectively track changes, create forks and submit pull requests?

I am happy to offer any help you might want in establishing an organization and projects on github (and I only mention github because that is what I use and am most familiar with).

@ mcalsyn - It is available on bitbucket

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Huh. I did not know that. :wink: Live and learn. Thanks.