Add Mac / VS Code Support
Add Mac / VS Code Support, please.
Steve Karmeinsky commented
I would also like Azure Sphere to be supported on VS for Mac
phillip kenyon commented
does not have windows vS code mode?
Casey Bain commented
Just picked up an Avnet MT3620 starter kit and unfortunately found the Azure Sphere SDK is only available for Windows. I get it...I guess. But come on, Satya would be disappointed. Embrace cross-platform.
Keryk, Kevin commented
I am very surprised that Microsoft would allow the Mac support topic to be mixed with VS Code Support topic. Out of fairness for all topics, these two topics should be separate topics just like all others listed here are. Since they are currently getting lumped into one topic, it is likely unfairly rising to the top of the ranking list.
VS Code can be run on Linux and Windows 10 so this topic is unfairly getting votes from VS Code users.
Also, using Visual Studio on Mac is possible so why tie these two together unless someone is trying to game the system? https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/vs/mac/
As a result, I would posit that this top topic is getting double votes. Mac users AND VS Code developers are both tagging this one topic. As a Mac user myself, I would be inclined to vote for this one topic even though I am not a VS Code developer, just so that I can get my Mac support in place. However, based upon what I understand about Azure Sphere architecture, the Visual Studio environment is always much more secure and productive for creating the application firmware targeted to Azure Sphere devices so I would prefer to develop for Azure Sphere on Mac using Visual Studio which is a far more productive environment than VS Code anyways.
I am going to duck quickly to avoid all the rotten tomatoes coming my way, but before you throw that colorful fruit please first consider this:
Would it have been fair to let "Allow for transferring device ownership" and "Add support for connection over cellular network" topics to be lumped together? If so, that topic would be ranked at #2 and leave the Microsoft Engineering team scratching their heads on which one the community wants them to work on first.
And for those about to tell me what a silly question that is, consider that the "Allow for transferring device ownership" would be the embedded systems equivalent to unlocking your phone from a specific carrier and allowing it to be moved to a new service provider. So I believe there would be some relevance to that question being asked, unfairly of course.
Georgi Angelov commented
GCC can compile for NIX but not have application Uploader for nix
Thank you for your contributions, this feature is in the backlog and we do not have a timeframe yet, we will provide you with an update as we progress.
Gutemberg Ribeiro commented
I've opened a discussion on GitHub https://github.com/Azure/azure-sphere-samples/issues/68 but looks like the samples are not the place for that but here. I have being working in a hack so it can work properly on OSX/Linux with VSCode. It would be great if Microsoft could put out the support officially. It is not a big deal the changes required...
Just received a board today, but can't use it since it's only on Windows.
Would love to see this, too. Picked one up for the hackster event, didn't realize it doesn't support any of my home machines
Any updates on this @Azure Sphere Team??
Thank you for the feedback. This request is already on our feature backlog. We will provide updates as we make progress on this feature.
Nik Sachdeva commented
Need support for Azure sphere to develop on multiple platforms, currently, the scope seems very limited with only Visual Studio 2017 and Windows support
Thomas Amberg commented