Is anyone still using the ESP8266?


#1

The ESP version of uLisp has traditionally supported the ESP8266, as well as the different variants of the ESP32.

Is anyone still interested in the ESP8266? I’m currently working on a new release of uLisp, and it would be possible to tidy up the ESP32 version quite a bit if I could remove support for the ESP8266.

Of course releases 4.4 and earlier would still continue to work on the ESP8266.


#2

Hello,

If it would make things easier I would definitely vote for removal.

Cheers!


#3

Hi David ,

Since the esp32 is an enhanced 8266 , I would go for removal.

Ronny


#4

Hi David, I am using solely the esp32 for uLisp hacking. But there are still situation where one might prefer the esp8266 as it is still available and cheaper and there is a difference in Energy consumption, which might improve run-time on battery, and that might be important for things like LoRa nodes. So you have to weight these against the improvements of code simplicity. :-)

Cheers, Max

PS: Here seems an analysis of energy use that also compares different sleep patterns:
“ESP8266 vs. ESP32 on Battery Power” by Thorsten von Eicken, Published Dec 10, 2018
https://blog.voneicken.com/2018/lp-wifi-esp-comparison/
So if one has an application where deep sleep with long pauses is a good fit,
the esp8266 seems to be capable of 50% more run time than the esp32.
At least in his analysis.


#5

Thanks for the information. If there’s demand for an ESP8266 version of uLisp I’ll make a separate version; in the meantime I’m streamlining the ESP32 version to remove the ESP8266-specific features.