In the last couple of days I’ve had feedback that the bug I opened “Bug 464 - SPI bus chip select pin is going high between bytes” is not going to be fixed.
This is very disappointing that they are saying use the workarounds rather than fixing the behaviour at source. This means for the micromez board I have to redesign it to use an extra GPIO pin for the chip select or tell everyone that wants to use the micromez that they need to patch and rebuild the kernel.
This issue was originally found using the 96Boards starter kit with Linker mezzanine card and loft modules which as far as I’m aware still has the issue when using the C or Python bindings when using the mraa library.
These are meant to be “Starter Kits” which I had always imagined meant they would just-work™ on a default board and kernel.
Interested to hear what others in the community think.