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Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby FlavioB » Aug 16th, '16, 21:09

Hi people.
I really enjoy my Yocto for the perfect (IMHO) clone of the original TR-808.
Nevertheless, I find myself posting in a couple of threads and never getting some replies from the devs (e-licktronic) at all.
From this situation the question arises: is there still anybody "alive" here in the Yocto dev-team? Anybody still taking care of the firmware (development, bug fixing, new features)? My impression (but I hope that I'm wrong) is that this project is dead - and this would be really a pity because of so much potential and so many new features (but also a couple of pretty annoying bugs) never getting rid of :|
Therefore, can anybody answer/reply to the above? I'm mainly curious about what's still alive...

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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby Data Jam » Aug 17th, '16, 10:32

there was sommer break, there was a big announcement on the main page, and its 2 days later now...
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby FlavioB » Aug 17th, '16, 11:08

Yeah, sorry... you're right. I missed the main page because I jump directly in the forums... let's see what happens next :-) Some of the questions have been posed months ago and never received answers... I'm not complaining as such, I simply would like to know if there's still activity around Yoct Firm- and Hardware...

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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby rv0 » Aug 17th, '16, 14:30

The software is open source, so... there's bound to be updates at some point in the future.
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby FlavioB » Aug 17th, '16, 14:33

rv0 wrote:The software is open source, so... there's bound to be updates at some point in the future.

OK cool - is anybody somehow "in charge" of the requested fixes and new features?
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby pistrix » Aug 20th, '16, 12:08

I'm eager for some more firmware activity as well. I am dying for Midi Out note sending, so there is a way to save/backup your Yocto patterns. Midi-synced roll would be great too.

I have a chip programmer that I've had some good results with and would love to tinker with the firmware. I don't think I could accomplish a finished firmware but at least maybe we can start spurring development a bit more by starting to poke around more..

The Ladyada site has a bit of helpful links for writing firmware for the Atmega AVR chip that the standard x0x uses here: http://www.ladyada.net/make/x0xb0x/manual/dev/ The Yocto also uses an Atmega AVR chip, so I was going to start there...Any other helpful links or tips appreciated
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby FlavioB » Aug 21st, '16, 09:01

Hi pistrix - nice to read from another forum member (and Yocto user, of course!) regarding firmware development.
As it is open source, we just need somebody starting with the needed/requested changes - who is it who's gonna start?
I'd be more than glad to help with testing "beta" firmwares on my Yocto!
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby rv0 » Aug 25th, '16, 09:26

as the yocto is written in arduino, we'd need someone who's pretty good with the arduino programming language

... or alternatively, someone to rewrite the fw from scratch in plain code
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby pistrix » Aug 28th, '16, 13:27

i've never messed with arduino or the arduino IDE, but i'd like to...i've done some programming in my time and i'd like to at least poke around and see if i can learn anything or make any headway.

so what would be needed to start to poke around on the firmware? uncompiled hex files of the OS, an extra atmega1284p and a chip programmer, and an arduino uno (or better)?
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Re: Is still someting going on here? Any dev-activity?

Postby FlavioB » Aug 28th, '16, 13:35

Hi pistrix!
Nice to hear that you'd like to start working with Yocto's firmware! I can fully support you in beta testing, if needed - and also with feature requests :-)

I hope the firmware gets refreshed soon!

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