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Older versions of Network Shield support libraries

Created Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:19:04 +0000 by peplin


Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:19:04 +0000

I just noticed (because some new users of my project were reporting build errors) that the .zip of libraries for the Network Shield (DSD-0000318 from,892,942&Prod=CHIPKIT-NETWORK-SHIELD) was updated on 8/5/14.

I have a couple of questions:

Is there any sort of version numbers with these library releases? I can't find any in the older .zip and the filename had no date or version. I notice that this new download has "20130724a" in the title which i presume to be the date of the release.

Where can I find older versions of the libraries for download? I'd like to eventually update my project to use the newer ones of course, but in the meantime I need something for new users to download (and given the really restrictive licensing by Microchip, it doesn't seem like I can mirror it on my own server).

Is there an official place I can monitor for release announcements in the future?


Jacob Christ

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:06:30 +0000

What aspects of the library do you use? If your using the just Ethernet library then there has been work done (if not already completed) on an open source chipKIT Ethernet library.

Yes, this is frustrating that repository is not public so that we can see changes.

There are posts here where someone has modified the USB Host library and posted it to the forum. Shhh.



Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:42:20 +0000

I use the USB and CAN libraries, specifically.