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Bug#908783: ITP: firmware-microbit-micropython -- MicroPython runtime for the BBC micro:bit




Package: wnpp
Owner: Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie@xxxxxxxxx>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, debian-python@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

* Package name    : firmware-microbit-micropython
  Version         : 1.0.0-rc.4
  Upstream Author : The MicroPython-on-micro:bit Developers
* URL             : https://github.com/bbcmicrobit/micropython
* License         : Expat
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : MicroPython runtime for the BBC micro:bit

The BBC micro:bit is a small computing device for children. One of the languages it understands is the popular Python programming language. The version of Python that runs on the BBC micro:bit is called MicroPython.

This package provides a firmware image that can be flashed to the micro:bit that provides the MicroPython REPL and the ability to upload Python scripts for execution.

The MicroPython firmware uses the yotta build tool for build and dependency management, and gcc-arm-none-eabi for compilation.

I plan to maintain this package in the Python Applications Packaging Team.