PicoMite V5.07.00: MMBasic on the RaspBerry Pi Pico


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matherp
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Posted: 07:39am 24 Oct 2021      

I'm pleased to announce that the PicoMite (MMBasic on the RaspBerry Pi Pico) is now released as version 5.07.00.
Many thanks are due to Geoff for MMBasic and the superb comprehensive manual and Mick for his work on PIO, proof reading and testing. Thanks also to all the TBS members who have tested the numerous alpha and beta versions to get us to this release.

You can find the release version and documentation on

https://geoffg.net/picomite.html

The PicoMite is open source and is source is available on

https://github.com/UKTailwind/PicoMite

This is the first version of MMBasic to be available open source (thanks Geoff) so we will be watching with interest (trepidation ?) what, if anything, the results of opening up the source will be.

Mixtel90

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Posted: 08:21am 24 Oct 2021      

Ta-Ra-Ta-Ra!
(I thought a fanfare was in order)

Many, many thanks to Geoff and Peter, who's tenacity in the face of the dreaded 40-legged dog can't be questioned.

The open-source angle is going to be interesting.

Grogster

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Posted: 08:39am 24 Oct 2021      

Lovely, I look forward to testing it.

  matherp said  This is the first version of MMBasic to be available open source (thanks Geoff) so we will be watching with interest (trepidation ?) what, if anything, the results of opening up the source will be.


Why?

thwill

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Posted: 08:57am 24 Oct 2021      

Congratulations to all involved.

  Mixtel90 said  Ta-Ra-Ta-Ra!


You can't fool me Mick, that's just someone from the North of England saying goodbye twice.

Best wishes,

Tom

Geoffg

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Posted: 09:08am 24 Oct 2021      

  Grogster said  Why?


It is a bit of a long story but in the early days I had some trouble with MMBasic being under the GNU open source licence.  But, open source does have its advantages, particularly with people's perception and fostering cooperation.  So, we thought that we will give it a go for the PicoMite (the Raspberry Pi world is very much into open source).

BTW, I have always maintained that the Maximite/Micromite licence is open source but it was not open enough for some people.

I hope that this does not digress this thread from Peter's excellent work.

Geoff

Tinine
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Posted: 10:38am 24 Oct 2021      

It's a great move; I have tried to persuade others to get into MMBasic and the response has been "nah, it's not open source" (enough). They'll never touch the source, mind...they just like to say that stuff.  

karlelch
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Posted: 11:04am 24 Oct 2021      

This is great! Congrats!

robert.rozee
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Posted: 11:18am 24 Oct 2021      

congrats to Geoff and Peter on an excellent job  

a small suggestion: either (A) the github repository should contain a copy of the code pre-compiled to a .uf2 file, or, (B) the README.md file should contain a clearly signposted link to geoff's website where the .uf2 file can be found.

i believe there is risk many folks who can not compile the source code themselves will end up visiting the github page, and face the problem of not knowing where to find the .uf2 file.


again, well done    


cheers,
rob   :-)

paceman
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Posted: 11:54am 24 Oct 2021      

Congratulations, again, Peter and Geoff for yet another platform to run MMBasic on and the documentation to go with it. Also to Mick for his major part starting off the Manual.
Before long we'll all be taking over the world!

Greg

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Posted: 01:27pm 24 Oct 2021      

  paceman said  Congratulations, again, Peter and Geoff for yet another platform to run MMBasic on and the documentation to go with it. Also to Mick for his major part starting off the Manual.
Before long we'll all be taking over the world!

Greg


Absolutely first class product and we can't even pay for it (I tried).
It's a conspiracy, the CCP must be behind this      

lizby
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Posted: 01:34pm 24 Oct 2021      

  Tinine said  It's a conspiracy, the CCP must be behind this  


Socialism. MMBasic is an anti-capitalist production. (/S)

Thanks very much Geoff and Peter (from each according to his/her/their abilities) and others for your contributions in building this great software and great community (to each according to his/her/their needs).

~
Edited 2021-10-24 23:37 by lizby

JohnS
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Posted: 01:59pm 24 Oct 2021      

Hooray - well done!

John

Plasmamac

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Posted: 05:08pm 24 Oct 2021      

thanks , its great

cdeagle
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Posted: 08:17pm 24 Oct 2021      

Another successful MMBASIC port. Thanks Geoff and Peter and everyone else involved.

So much programming capability in a $4 microcontroller.