Maybe y'all should just port Processing to Rasberry Pi/beagleboard/beaglebone/pogoplug/etc instead.I'd somewhat prefer Arduino to own the niche of doing things that people have forgotten than computers can do.
...but if it's somehow shoehorned into a larger single IDE I think we could be in for a rough ride ahead. I can easily ignore the Due when released if I choose to just by not buying one, but I can't ignore the existing 8 bit IDE if its drastically changed to support the Due.
I just don't understand these doom-and-gloom predictions. Maybe you could elaborate in more detail?
more power I would actually look into using a Z80/Z180 processor.
but I can't ignore the existing 8 bit IDE if its drastically changed to support the Due.
Yes you can Lefty, just use one of the better options that currently exist.
As you can see there's been little response and so far not one single concrete idea.