Today, we’re releasing a shiny new version of the Arduino IDE, with the usual plethora of features and bug fixes.
The new Yún Shield allows you to upload a sketch over the air on any supported board so, as you can guess, our official cores were updated to support this feature.
Simply select the YunShield entry from the Network port menu, the base board from the Board menu, press upload and voilà!
You can update the cores via Board Manager to get the latest version (1.6.11 for AVR, 1.6.8 for SAM and 1.6.6 for SAMD) but don’t miss the chance to update the IDE itself.
This release fixes a bunch of long-standing issues:
- the update popup is no longer always on top, error reporting on multitab sketches now works correctly, and compiling/uploading flows have been revisited
- the problem with FTDI serial ports on Windows introduced with IDE 1.6.8 has been fixed as well
- the AVR core now recognizes if a new bootloader is present and uses a safe RAM location to trigger programming (this is particularly important for large sketches, like the ones produced by our friends at Arduboy)
- the builder has been patched, and is now faster and easier to hack
Release after release the community effort continues to get stronger and that makes us extremely happy! As usual, be sure to check the whole changelog for a complete list of changes and credits.
Don’t forget to report any issue you may find, either on GitHub or on the Arduino forum: your help is very much appreciated — even if you’re not a tech specialist. And please consider supporting the Arduino Software by contributing to its development!