Not an easy stack to work with

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Sorry if this comes off as a bit of a rant.

the Lightweight mesh looks like fairly nice software till you try and use it. The documentation is ok for the actual software but it horrific in terms of setup and configuration.

Try this.

Create a new project in atmel studio.
Alt-w to get the libs
include the light weight mesh.

try and compile.

error - and more errors. No docs, no configuration, no help except to wade through the code and try and figure out what someone might have been thinking when they put this together.

what symbols need to be defined - just keep guessing till you get it right,

what directories need to be added to the path, just keep guessing till you get it right.

what functions need defined - again, just keep guessing.

Ok - so you use an existing app and compile - seems to work well, try and add asf stuff and everything starts to fall apart.

try and modify the app...

This is an easy app to get very frustrated with. Always so close, never on target.

To transform this from a barely usable to usable app, would only require a few hows of docs.

How to set up a project and incroporate asf components
how to set up asf and incorporate lw mesh.

What symbols to define
what directories to include
what platforms are defined

Sorry - complaining is not a good way to get things done, but after many hours of trial and error over things that should never be issues just wanted to unload.

Last Edited: Fri. Oct 16, 2015 - 01:45 PM
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What symbols to define
what directories to include
what platforms are defined
It is all described in the Getting Stater Guide for a standalone version. I had nothing to do with ASF version of this stack, and I personally don't like ASF in general and the LwMesh was integrated there in particular.

I recommend getting a standalone version and following the procedure described in the Getting Stater Guide for a standalone version.

NOTE: I no longer actively read this forum. Please ask your question on www.eevblog.com/forum if you want my answer.