Anyone have any experience running the Sara R4 driver for Boron on Zephyr. Seems supported by Zephyr fairly well with their new 2.0 modem driver and they explicitly mention Particle Boron support, so it seems all the pieces are there, I am simply vetting the viability of it and would love to hear at least a “worked for us” or “tried it, but ran into these roadblocks” narrative even if there aren’t specific tips or examples folks could share.
We’re really liking the OpenThread model and it’s something that even Particle’s CEO suggested as an alternative when putting the knife into Mesh earlier this year - so it stands to reason if this is an officially supported migration path/alternative to using the HW based on his comments, that maybe someone where has some experience on it?
We’re really frustrated that Particle decided to abandon mesh and just turned itself into yet-another run-of-the-mill IoT company (except one without an MQTT/queued while disconnected/offline or TTL solution, oy!) because mesh was “hard” (seriously? what a disastrous outlook on innovation), and the hardware is still excellent, but DeviceOS without the Mesh just doesn’t seem to have any value add at all beyond a few niches, being able to run this excellent hardware (as well as our existing investment in it) on software where we can have full OpenThread implementations alongside LTE, etc without immediately switching to another solution would be wonderful.
To whomever flagged this as spam: While you may disagree with our position here, this is not “spam”. The ToS’s own definition of spam is “an advertisement, something that is overly promotional in nature instead of being useful or relevant to the topic as expected.” This post is a direct question on Particle HW, compatibility, modem drivers, and functionality. We are not selling or promoting anything. The purpose of this forum is ask for experiences, share them, and even discuss product direction. If that is something you cannot handle and makes you uncomfortable (why? I don’t know, Particle’s own CEO offered what we’re looking for advice on up as a solution…), you certainly do not need to contribute to this thread, but using the report function to silence this as spam (which is clearly is not) is not appropriate. Thanks.