[riot-users] dropping board support for jiminy-mega256rfr2

Marian Buschsieweke marian.buschsieweke at ovgu.de
Mon Sep 9 21:17:01 CEST 2019

Hi Ralf,

maybe you could join the effort to support the 802.15.4 transceiver in PR 9172

Kind regards,

[1]: https://github.com/RIOT-OS/RIOT/pull/9172

On Mon, 9 Sep 2019 12:09:57 +0200
Ralf Schlatterbeck <rsc at runtux.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 09, 2019 at 10:53:10AM +0200, Marian Buschsieweke wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I just opened a pull request to drop the jiminy-mega256rfr2 [1]. If you want
> > this board to remain supported, please drop a line there.  
> Note that we have started to maintain a board with the same CPU, the
> merkurboard http://osdwiki.open-entry.com/doku.php/en:projekte:merkur
> We're maintaining a fork of contiki for this board but since contiki-ng
> started nobody seems to maintain the 'classic' version anymore, the -ng
> version seems to be solely targeting 16 or more bit CPUs.
> See our fork https://github.com/osdomotics/osd-contiki
> So we're currently looking into RIOT for this board.
> If you drop support for the jiminy-mega256rfr2, please don't drop
> support for the mega256rfr2 processor.
> We've tested the RIOT support that exists for the mega256rfr2 and it
> looks ok, flashing (with Arduino-compatible bootloader) using AVRdude
> etc. works fine.
> The radio-support for the mega256rfr2 is lacking, though, we were not
> able to get 802.15.4 / 6loWPAN working so far. We're prepared to put
> some work into the radio layer. Questions we're currently facing will
> follow in separate mailinglist threads.
> Ralf

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