Will there be any plans to restore Arduino IDE support for Hifive1 revb? The HiFive1 did have full Arduino IDE support, which meant that you could simply use libraries. However, now it is complete nightmare.
Want to use generic LCD library? Port it yourself! Want see how to use Wifi? HAHA, go read documentation! No samples for you!
Who in managment thought this would be a good idea to drop Arduino IDE support? It is what new ISA with not mature software ecosystem needs, right? To not allow to simply use existing fully open source Arduino IDE with good and plentiful of libraries and samples. If Freedom studio would have plenty of sample programs and proper library support as in Arduino IDE, I wouldn’t complain. I am pretty sure, that other users are also missing the libraries and many proper samples.
I would like to know from insiders who work at Sifive, why they intentionally dropped Arduino IDE support for second board revision. What was the true reason?