i cant imagine massimos group can ignore this chip any longer. huge loss in profit once people wake up to the cost benefit of the m1284. i suspect before the end of the year this core will be part of the standard distribution. thanks again.
I doubt it. Have you seen support for *any* other board not made by "Arduino Inc" in a Arduino s/w release?
That is why you are already seeing forks.
the guy that forked the ide to get lots of fixes and really nice feature updates into the windows IDE.
Paul with his teensy3.
(I have several personal updates I do to the "standard" core code to make the code smaller and faster for my builds)
While the source may be open, and it is possible to extend an Arduino s/w release with new core support,
the process of getting things into the official release is still very closed.