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Add more "about" text from Wiring mainpage. Use three spaces (instead of four) before links so they don't get treated as preformatted text.
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-Wiring: an open-source programming framework for microcontrollers.
+About Wiring
+Wiring is an open-source programming framework for microcontrollers.
+Wiring allows writing cross-platform software to control devices
+attached to a wide range of microcontroller boards to create all kinds
+of creative coding, interactive objects, spaces or physical experiences.
+The framework is thoughtfully created with designers and artists in
+mind to encourage a community where beginners through experts from
+around the world share ideas, knowledge and their collective experience.
+There are thousands of students, artists, designers, researchers, and
+hobbyists who use Wiring for learning, prototyping, and finished
+professional work production.
+Wiring's Components
Wiring has three major components:
@@ -26,7 +42,7 @@ Framework. If you just want to write and upload programs, your best
bet is to download an existing binary release. These are available at
the Wiring web site for Windows, Mac, and Linux:
If you are interested in developing Wiring, you'll need to build the
IDE using this repository. For more information, see the file
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questions there. To subscribe, send email to:
Archives are available online at:
The developers' portal on the Wiring Wiki is here:
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