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brice3010

I am surprised there is no separate chapter for ESP8266 related issues. Are there any plans for that?

Delta_G

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Nov 25, 2017, 07:03 pm Last Edit: Nov 25, 2017, 07:04 pm by Delta_G
It's not an Arduino project.  Completely different people.  It just works together because of how the open source community works.  But it would be like going to the Chevy forum and asking why there isn't a section for Fords. 

I know there are forums out there for the ESP8266.
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brice3010

It's not an Arduino project.  Completely different people.  It just works together because of how the open source community works.  But it would be like going to the Chevy forum and asking why there isn't a section for Fords. 

I know there are forums out there for the ESP8266.
You are right except that the Arduino IDE is now adapted for the ESP8266 and where can we go for related questions in a systematic way?

Delta_G

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Nov 25, 2017, 07:16 pm Last Edit: Nov 25, 2017, 07:17 pm by Delta_G
You are right except that the Arduino IDE is now adapted for the ESP8266 and where can we go for related questions in a systematic way?
Yeah, anyone can write a board package for the Arduino IDE.  It wasn't necessarily the Arduino folks that made that happen.  That's how open source works. 

If your questions are more related to code or the Arduino IDE then the Programming Questions part of this site would probably be best.  Having a new section for those kinds of questions would just reduce the amount of traffic your question gets.  Anything related specifically to the ESP8266 itself would most likely get better and more knowledgeable answers on one of the ESP8266 forums. 
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pert

There are multiple aspects of working with the ESP8266: You have installation of the hardware package which, would fall under Installation & Troubleshooting or Other Hardware Development. You have WiFi, which would fall under Networking, Protocols, and Devices. You have specifics of the microcontroller, which would fall under Microcontrollers. You have the other components on the board, which would fall under
General Electronics. Then you have programming, which would fall under Programming Questions. It seems better to use the appropriate topic rather than lumping threads about any of those together just because you happen to be using an ESP8266. This way you end up getting the attention of the people who are interested in that particular subject.

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