ESP8266 with Arduino IDE

Wayne Sierke ws at
Sun Sep 24 16:46:57 UTC 2017

On Thu, 2017-05-18 at 22:37 -0500, Kyle Evans wrote:
> On Thu, May 18, 2017 at 6:59 PM, Brad Salai <bsalai at> wrote:
> > I installed the Arduino 1.6.12 package on FreeBSD 11. The install
> > went
> > fine. I added the appropriate URL to the preferences dialog, but
> > the "Board
> > Manager" doesn't appear at the top of Board pop up menu. Has anyone
> > solved
> > this?
> > Brad
> > 
> > 
> My apologies, I meant to CC the list originally. An explanation, for
> anyone
> else curious:
> I actually explicitly patch out the board manager because it won't
> necessarily function the way you would expect it to on other
> platforms
> since it downloads not only the core but platform-specific tools, and
> FreeBSD isn't officially supported upstream.
> Brad indicated to me off-list that he's wishing to use an
> ESP8266/NodeMCU
> board- this is a WIP at the moment now that I have a unit to test
> with.
> Obstacles in the form of binutils strangeness and life have gotten in
> the
> way since I received the unit, but work is resuming on this and I
> hope to
> have an esp8266 toolchain worked out fairly soon.
> Thanks,
> Kyle Evans

Hi Kyle,

I've just started investigating the options for doing EPS8266
development on FreeBSD (in the first instance using a WeMos D1 R2
board) and found this message. Has there been any progress?



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