I was having a look at your Web IDE but immerdiately felt the urge to use the normal Arduino IDE. I couldn’t find an easy tutorial how to achieve that but maybe I haven’t found it. One of the reasons why I wanted to use the Arduino IDE was the lack of importing libraries and after some more research and I try to understand how this:
"...That's why we've designed the Core to run Wiring, the same simple code as the entire Arduino platform. If you're like us, the last thing you want to do is learn a new programming language or change your existing sketches." (your Kickstarter description)
stands up to what I just found in another forum thread:
“The Spark Core can run Arduino sketches out of the box. However, Arduino libraries are written to interface directly with the ATmega chip, and have to be ported over to the Core’s microcontroller (which is an STM32). We’re porting all of the standard Arduino libraries, but any third party libraries like OneWire would need to be ported as well.” https://community.spark.io/t/can-i-use-1-wire-devices-with-spark-core/401/12
I had the assumption that I can in fact run all my existing sketches according to your Kickstarter statement while it now doesn’t seem to be the case. Don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited about the Spark Core but in effect that means I now have to wait until someone translated all 3rd party libraries (I can’t do it) and I can’t make use of many wonderful libraries that the Arduino community has brought to life so far.
That’s a big thing to me…and I feel a bit mislead to be honest. Working projects that I wanted tot ake to a wireless level are basically on halt until someone ports a library…if ever.
Are you having some 3rd party library roadmap or an official request page so someone actually knows that he can keep on using his existing sketches?