So what happened to SoftSerial?...listed in the libraries...figure this out?...a bug
IDE won't open the .cpp file.
NewSoftSerial is listed on the libraries but not as a replacement, just an improvement.How are folks supposed to figure this out?
The prefix 'new' should provide a clue.
I don't see why the SoftwareSerial library example referenced on that library page is not included in the Arduino IDE download, on the Examples menu. It looks like an error to miss it.
The library IS included in the Arduino 0022 download for windows.
The fact that examples are not should be a clue for you to stop using it.
Forum to discuss about the official release of Arduino's conglomerate. This is both for hardware, software, examples, and documentation. If it is needed we will expand this forum board into a category by itself
But, but, but the Uno Punto Zero project is going to fix all that. :-)
I don't feel pre-pending 'New' to a name is good.
I don't think failing to include library example code, which clearly exist, in the download is a good approach to clearly announcing that a library is deprecated. That feels wrong.
The Arduino team didn't do that. A member of the forum saw a need for a better software serial class, and developed a new one. What to call it? Well, SoftwareSerial2 seems kind of clunky.The library was posted on the forum and playground, got good reviews, and was acknowledged to be better than SoftwareSerial. So, support for SoftwareSerial was dropped. It has not been the preferred software serial class for many versions of the IDE.
How would you do it?
I've been a developer for 30+ years
I don't do documentation unless I'm bored out of my skull. There is always something new to work on, learn, or explore.