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This is CircuitPython 7.1.1, the latest bugfix revision of CircuitPython, and is a new stable release. It has fixes for RGBMatrix on RP2040 and PDMIn (microphone input) on SAMx boards, such as Circuit Playground Express. There are no other changes; unless you are affected by these problems, you do not need to upgrade from 7.1.0.

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Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), espressif for ESP32-S2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), espressif for ESP32-S3 and ESP32-C3, litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.1.0

Port and board-specific changes

RP2040

SAMx

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.1.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.2.0-alpha.1, the first published alpha release for CircuitPython 7.2.0. It is relatively stable, but there will be further additions and fixes before final release.

Notable additions to 7.2.0 since 7.1.0

  • Continuing work on Raspberry Pi Broadcom board support.
  • Espressif ESP32-S3 support.
  • RP2040 PIO sideset support.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.1.x branch

Fixes and enhancements

Port and board-specific changes

Broadcom

Espressif

  • Add distinct UF2 family ID for ESP32-S3. #5771. Thanks @hathach.
  • Update protomatter and reenable RGBMatrix. #5744. Thanks @jepler.
  • Choose SPI channel automatically. #5660. Thanks @jepler.
  • Update ESP-IDF to v4.4; add ESP32-S3 support; temporarily diable RGBMatrix. #5615. Thanks @microDev1.

nRF

RP2040

SAMx

Individual boards

  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2: turn on I2C power by default. #5789, #5779, #5776. Thanks @ladyada and @dhalbert.
  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2 TFT: fix color order. #5742. Thanks @ladyada.
  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2 TFT: fix pin assignments. #5738. Thanks @ladyada.
  • Adafruit KB2040: add CLK pin to match silkscreen. #5735. Thanks @tannewt.
  • Adafruit QT Py ESP32-S2: fix pin assignments. #5738. Thanks @ladyada.
  • Espressif ESP32-S3-Box-2.5 and ESP32-S3-DevkitC-1-nopsram: fix USB PIDs. Thanks @jepler.
  • MakerDiary nRF52840 MDK USB Dongle: fix pin assignments. #5729. Thanks @asura99.

New boards since 7.1.0

Documentation changes

  • Fix typo in rp2pio. #5764. Thanks @dannystaple.
  • Use circuitpython_typing instead of _typing for type annotations. #5760. Thanks @jepler.
  • Update version of Sphinx. #5760. Thanks @jepler.
  • Fix stubs for adafruit_bus_device by redoing directory structure to match module. #5786. Thanks @prplz.
  • Add protocol definition for fonts for type annotations. #5759. Thanks @jepler.

Build and infrastructure changes

Translation additions and improvements

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0, the latest minor revision of CircuitPython, and is a new stable release.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • Initial port for Raspberry Pi Broadcom-based boards.
  • Preliminary support for asyncio cooperative multitasking.
  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.
  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.
  • framebufferio: support for IS31FL3741.
  • Espressif now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, setting MAC address, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture.
  • gifio.GifWriter is new.
  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.
  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.
  • SAMD now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.
  • SAMx5 boards now all have sleep support.
  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.
  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.
  • Russian translation.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

New boards since 7.0.0

  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2
  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2 TFT
  • Adafruit KB2040
  • Adafruit QT Py ESP32-S2
  • AIThinker ESP32-C3S_Kit
  • Challenger NB RP204
  • Cytron Maker Nano RP2040
  • JPConstantineau Pykey60
  • Lolin/Wemos S2-Pico
  • Melopero Shake RP2040
  • MicroDev microC3
  • Oak Development Technologies Bread 2040
  • Raspberry Pi 4B
  • Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 IO Board
  • Raspberry Pi Zero 2W
  • Seed XIAO variant build for HID devices
  • Solder Party RP2040 Stamp
  • Swan R5

Changes since 7.1.0-rc.1

This release is a relabeling of 7.1.0-rc.1 and is otherwise the same as that release.

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0-rc.1, the second release candidate for CircuitPython 7.1.0. We believe it is stable, but want to give time for further testing.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • Initial port for Raspberry Pi Broadcom-based boards.
  • Preliminary support for asyncio cooperative multitasking.
  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.
  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.
  • framebufferio: support for IS31FL3741.
  • Espressif now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, setting MAC address, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture.
  • gifio.GifWriter is new.
  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.
  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.
  • SAMD now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.
  • SAMx5 boards now all have sleep support.
  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.
  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.
  • Russian translation.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

New boards since 7.0.0

Changes since 7.1.0-rc.0

Fixes and enhancements

Port and board-specific changes

Individual boards

Documentation changes

  • [none in this release]

Build and infrastructure changes

  • [none in this release]

Translation additions and improvements

  • [none in this release]

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0-rc.0, the initial release candidate for CircuitPython 7.1.0. We believe it is stable, but want to give time for further testing.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • Initial port for Raspberry Pi Broadcom-based boards.
  • Preliminary support for asyncio cooperative multitasking.
  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.
  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.
  • framebufferio: support for IS31FL3741.
  • Espressif now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, setting MAC address, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture.
  • gifio.GifWriter is new.
  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.
  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.
  • SAMD now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.
  • SAMx5 boards now all have sleep support.
  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.
  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.
  • Russian translation.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.0.0

The full commit log is here.

Fixes and enhancements

Port and board-specific changes

  • [none in this release]

Individual boards

New boards Since 7.0.0

Documentation changes

Build and infrastructure changes

Translation additions and improvements

  • [none in this release]

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0-beta.3, the fourth beta release for CircuitPython 7.1.0. It is relatively stable, but contains issues we may still address for 7.1.0. This release fixes a regression in 7.1.0-beta.2 that caused problems with displayio and possibly other problems.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • Initial port for Raspberry Pi Broadcom-based boards.
  • Preliminary support for asyncio cooperative multitasking.
  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.
  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.
  • framebufferio: support for IS31FL3741.
  • Espressif now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, setting MAC address, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture.
  • gifio.GifWriter is new.
  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.
  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.
  • SAMD now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.
  • SAMx5 boards now all have sleep support.
  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.
  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.
  • Russian translation.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.0.0

The full commit log is here.

Fixes and enhancements

  • [no general changes in this release]

Port and board-specific changes

SAMx

  • Fix SAMD TAMPER interrupt clearing in PinAlarm; fixes some second-order bugs, including in displayio. #5708. Thanks @dhalbert.

Individual boards

  • [no changes for individual boards in this release]

New boards Since 7.0.0

Documentation changes

  • [no documentation changes in this release]

Build and infrastructure changes

  • circuitpython-org now uses main. Check that branch for updates. #5712. Thanks @jepler.

Translation additions and improvements

  • [none in this release]

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0-beta.2, the third beta release for CircuitPython 7.1.0. It is relatively stable, but contains issues we may still address for 7.1.0.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • Initial port for Raspberry Pi Broadcom-based boards.
  • Preliminary support for asyncio cooperative multitasking.
  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.
  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.
  • framebufferio: support for IS31FL3741.
  • Espressif now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, setting MAC address, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture.
  • gifio.GifWriter is new.
  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.
  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.
  • SAMD now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.
  • SAMx5 boards now all have sleep support.
  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.
  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.
  • Russian translation.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.0.0

The full commit log is here.

Fixes and enhancements

Port and board-specific changes

Broadcom

RP2040

  • Use proper slice number for PWMOut. #5667. Thanks @dhalbert.
  • Protect nvm writes from interrupts. #5663. Thanks @FoamyGuy.
  • Use longer clock-stretch timeout for RP2040 zero-byte I2C writes. #5656. Thanks @dhalbert.

SAMx

Spresense

Individual boards

  • [no changes for individual boards]

New boards Since 7.0.0

Documentation

  • [no documentation changes]

Build and infrastructure changes

  • Partial submodule fetching using sha. #5687, #5681. Thanks @tannewt.
  • Update file formatting due to blacken and uncrustify updates. #5670. Thanks @hdalbert.
  • Fix running traceback test. #5649. Thanks @microDev1.
  • Add tests for aesio. #5638. Thanks @jepler.
  • Fix CI dependency fetching for automated circuitpython.org updates. #5636. Thanks @dhalbert.
  • Add board_deinit() for all boards that lacked it. #5634. Thanks @dhalbert.
  • Add make fetch-submodules, to do partial fetches of submodules. #5627. Thanks @tannewt.
  • Reorder pins to match silk, for automated pin diagrams. #5652, #5626. Thanks @kattni.

Translation additions and improvements

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0-beta.1, the second beta release for CircuitPython 7.1.0. It is relatively stable, but contains issues we may still address for 7.1.0.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • Initial port for Raspberry Pi Broadcom-based boards.

  • Preliminary support for asyncio cooperative multitasking.

  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.

  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.

  • framebufferio: support for IS31FL3741.

  • Espressif now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, setting MAC address, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture`.

  • gifio.GifWriter is new.

  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.

  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.

  • SAMD now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.

  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.

  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.

  • Russian translation.

  • Preliminary support for asyncio is included. Use the CircuitPython asyncio library.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. broadcom (Raspberry Pi), litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.0.0

The full commit log is here.

Fixes and enhancements

Port and board-specific changes

Broadcom

  • Initial broadcom port for Raspberry Pi. #5610. Thanks @tannewt.

Espressif

  • wifi: Allow setting access point MAC address. #5593. Thanks @anecdata.
  • wifi: Allow setting station MAC address; validate SSID length. #5571. Thanks @anecdata.

SAMx

  • Use -O2 without -fno-inline-functions on SAME54 builds. #5579. Thanks @jepler.

Individual boards

  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2: fix name of I2C power control pin. #5595. Thanks @anecdata.
  • Adafruit Feather ESP32-S2: reorder pins for preferred naming. #5626. Thanks @kattni.

New boards Since 7.0.0

Documentation

Build and infrastructure changes

  • Shrink some overflowing builds. #5617. Thanks @tannewt.
  • Enable -Werror=missing-prototypes on more builds. #5582, #5580. Thanks @jepler.
  • Remove FAT32 mkfs on boards that don't need it; re-enable rainbowio on some boards. #5578. Thanks @jepler.
  • Enable bitmaptools on unix coverage build. #5575. Thanks @jepler.

Translation additions and improvements

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.1.0-beta.0, the initial beta release for CircuitPython 7.1.0. It is relatively stable, but contains issues we may still address for 7.1.0.

Notable additions to 7.1.0 since 7.0.0

  • keypad.Events now include timestamps.
  • The Espressif port now provides I2CPeripheral, WiFi monitor mode, ESP32-C3 support, ParallelImageCapture.
  • bitmaptools: dithering and alphablend are new.
  • Preliminary support for asyncio is included. Use the CircuitPython asyncio library.
  • gifio.GifWriter is new.
  • HID now provides boot device and feature report support.
  • rotaryio now allows setting the divisor of counts per transition.
  • The SAMD port now provides watchdog, and alarm with sleep.
  • The STM port now provides STM32L4R5 support.
  • MicroPython 1.17 has been merged in.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.0.0

The full commit log is here.

Fixes and enhancements

Port and board-specific changes

Espressif

i.MX

nRF

SAMx

STM

Individual boards

New boards Since 7.0.0

Documentation

Build and infrastructure changes

Translation additions and improvements

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 7.0.0, including the contributors above, and many others on GitHub and Discord. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

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This is CircuitPython 7.0.0, the latest major revision of CircuitPython, and is a new stable release.

Notable additions to 7.0.0 since 6.3.0

  • Support for the CircuitPython development workflow over BLE.
  • Camera support on ESP32S2.
  • qrio: QR code decoding.
  • The keypad key-scanning module.
  • Run-time customization of USB devices.
  • Merging in of MicroPython fixes and enhancements as of MicroPython 1.16.
  • _pixelbuf is now adafruit_pixelbuf.
  • colorwheel() routine moved to rainbowio.
  • supervisor.ticks_ms() to allow easier time-keeping.
  • Simplifications to the RGB status LED codes.
  • A clocking fix for a few samples of RP2040 boards.
  • Rework of vectorio and some of its API. VectorShape is no longer needed for user code.
  • atexit module.
  • getpass module.
  • traceback module.
  • supervisor.get_previous_traceback().
  • board.LED now consistently present on all boards that have such an LED.
  • PulseOut no longer needs a PWMOut.
  • Unicode filename support.
  • Board ID is now in boot_out.txt and available as board.board_id.
  • aesio on for full builds by default.

Download from circuitpython.org

Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on circuitpython.org. The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

Installation

To install follow the instructions in our new Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.

Try the latest version of the Mu editor for creating and editing your CircuitPython programs and for easy access to the CircuitPython serial connection (the REPL).

Documentation

Documentation is available in readthedocs.io.

Port status

CircuitPython has a number of "ports" that are the core implementations for different microcontroller families. Stability varies on a per-port basis. As of this release, atmel-samd, cxd56 (Spresense), esp32s2, nrf,raspberrypi, stm for the F4 family are stable. stm for other STM chip families is being actively improved but may be missing functionality and have bugs. litex and mimxrt10xx are in an alpha state and will have bugs and missing functionality.

Changes since 7.0.0-rc.3

This release is a relabeling of 7.0.0-rc.3 and is otherwise the same as that release.

Breaking changes and deprecations since 6.x

  • The RGB status LED codes have changed for clarity and to save power.
  • PWMOut is now only in pwmio, and is no longer in both pulseio and pwomio.
  • colorwheel() has been moved from _pixelbuf to rainbowio.
  • displayio.Group no longer has a max_size parameter.
  • vectorio: Rectangle, Circle, and Polygon are added directly to a Group; VectorShape is not needed.
  • Using a PWMOut for PulseOut is deprecated and will be removed in 8.0.0.
  • gamepad is removed: use keypad. gamepadshift is still present but will be removed in 8.0.0.
  • settings.py and settings.txt are no longer alternative names for boot.py.
  • The default for displayio.Display.refresh(..., minimimum_frames_per_second, ...) is now 0.
  • displayio.Display() argument set_vertical_scroll argument is deprecated and will be removed in 8.0.0.
  • displayio.ParallelBus is now available as parallelbus.ParallelBus and will be removed from displayio in 8.0.0.
  • busio.OneWire/bitbangio.OneWire is now available as onewireio.OneWire and will be removed from busio and bitbangio in 8.0.0.

New boards since 6.3.0

Known issues

Thanks

Thank you to all who used, tested, and contributed since 6.3.0. See the 7.0.0 alpha, beta and RC releases for all who contributed. Join us on the Discord chat to collaborate.

This release is based on MicroPython 1.16. Support upstream MicroPython by purchasing a PyBoard (from Adafruit here) or sponsoring MicroPython on GitHub.