Stickies to archive of old site, and Roger's Maple core/bootloader

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Stickies to archive of old site, and Roger's Maple core/bootloader

Post by Andy2No » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:23 pm

It would be good to have a prominently placed sticky to PeteS (aka Loud160)'s archived version of the old stm32duino forum:

https://stm32duinoforum.com/forum/ - maybe at the top of Arduino for STM32.

It's not complete, yet (still missing some recent posts) but that may improve. Either way, it preserves most of what was there before, so it's a very useful reference. Maybe some repetition can be avoided by just referring people to a previous answer there.

Also, it's been pointed out in a discussion on github, that there aren't currently any links to Roger Clark's Maple core and bootloader. Those are a major part of the history of Arduino on STM32's, so it would be good to have those as a reference too - ideally as a sticky, placed somewhere that's easy to spot:

- "Rogers core" = https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/Arduino_STM32
- "Rogers Bootloader" = https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/ ... bootloader

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Re: Stickies to archive of old site, and Roger's Maple core/bootloader

Post by BlackBrix » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:34 pm

Andy2No wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:23 pm
Also, it's been pointed out in a discussion on github, that there aren't currently any links to Roger Clark's Maple core and bootloader. Those are a major part of the history of Arduino on STM32's, so it would be good to have those as a reference too - ideally as a sticky, placed somewhere that's easy to spot:

- "Rogers core" = https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/Arduino_STM32
- "Rogers Bootloader" = https://github.com/rogerclarkmelbourne/ ... bootloader
hello everybody,
that was me on github ... ;)

but the question was, if we could have not only links,
but also forum-sections for "Rogers core" and "Rogers Bootloader",
for discussion (since the experienced users that used this cores for years are here as well)

It would be great to have these too,
even when planning to migrate* to the new official ST-core ( https://github.com/stm32duino/Arduino_Core_STM32 ),
just for reference / learning / old projects / history / ...

just my 2 ct ...

*(I do so ...)

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Re: Stickies to archive of old site, and Roger's Maple core/bootloader

Post by Andy2No » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:42 pm

Fair enough. I was thinking it was largely historical, but I guess people still use them, and it could be a good starting point if someone wants to write their own core or bootloader, based on that one... or get more ideas about how that's done.

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Re: Stickies to archive of old site, and Roger's Maple core/bootloader

Post by mrburnette » Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:51 pm

Lots of links here, add what you need...

https://mcu.selfip.com/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=112

Now, Just my opinion, but the purpose of this board IS NOT to mirror the site STM32duino; rather, it is to to have an active forum to continue intelligent discussions of both STM32 and other microcontrollers. Roger's old forum was 4+ years old and many senior members were working with new microcontrollers, IoT, and even products such as the raspberry pi and similar clones. So, while we (me) tried to keep the old forum on task; this forum is broader in scope and should ideally move to focus on many products and users interests.

The above being said, the look & feel here is very much like Roger's old forum because the forum structure was copied verbatim... unknown that STM32duino.com would crash. Due to the crash, many of us are trying to capture valuable knowledge, so lots of activity in old topics - this effort is likely short-lived. We need to move beyond asap.


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Re: Stickies to archive of old site, and Roger's Maple core/bootloader

Post by Andy2No » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:08 am

Hi Ray,

Moving on seems like a good goal, but pretty much every time I googled about something to do with STM32 MCUs, I found links to stm32duino.com - lately, dead links.

I can post a link in that thread, but the thread is very "Blue Pill" specific. In my brief encounter with the old forum, it seemed to have already gone past that.

FWIW, my interest is in the STM32F407 Discovery board, for the Core M4 CPU and the built in stereo DAC, and most of the Nucleos. I'm interested in the Maple Mini clones too, mostly because they come without pins soldered on, so I have more options for cramming one into a small space... I don't really get why the Blue Pill was so popular - it has a cut down version of the chip (less Flash) for very nearly the same price.

For people who came to STM32s recently, like me, I think there's a lot to read in the old forum. I''ve been reading things along the lines of "read all this first, before asking a question", and that seems like a good place to direct a lot of that reading.

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