Thanks ScruffR for the reply. Good to know where things stand.
Just FYI, I think there’s quite a bit of value in having a Linux environment as the Gateway/Edge server in a local mesh/network of devices.
One obvious way to achieve this is to have a Boron/Argon managing many Xenons across a large space like a farm (which is the type of environments I deal with). That Boron/Argon would also be connected to the local Linux board (RaspPi for example) via UART and would mostly be a pass through of messages between the mesh of Xenons and the Linux environment where fairly intensive local processing can be done, data can be buffered in spotty Internet connections and preferential languages like NodeJs, Java or Python can be used.
It looks like this guy did something similar to the above, but using Nordic’s controllers. https://electronut.in/nrf52840-thread/
I’d be interested to hear other’s take on this, if people think having a linux env managing a mesh of Xenons is a good idea or not. And if so, what would be a good way to go about it and/or if Particle.io has plans in the future to accommodate a set up like this.