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QMK removing support for arm_atsam keyboards

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More information here: https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/14082 Is Drop planning to address this before the code is removed?
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lebrun
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Aug 31, 2021
This post is 8 days old, and we have yet to hear anything from Drop.
m_wh
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Aug 27, 2021
Honestly, support for QMK was one of the primary reasons I (recently) purchased a CTRL — which is highly advertised to have QMK support. As of right now the product page for the CTRL has "FULLY PROGRAMMABLE VIA QMK" as a prime header and QMK is mentioned before the configurator. Had I done a bit more research though I would have seen that the "massdrop" boards are in a bit of an iffy state, and that some of the code/integration coming from drop has been either of questionable quality or abandoned (see https://github.com/qmk/qmk_firmware/issues/11119, https://github.com/Massdrop/mdloader/pull/16, and the links therein). Based on the lack of response from Drop to these issues I would imagine that QMK pulling support is inevitable. Maybe Drop could still turn the ship, but this would require effort on their part to engage with QMK, and even then it might be too late... That being said, I do feel like this is a bit of a bait-and-switch on Drop's part. I paid for something primarily for its QMK support, and QMK is about to drop that support because Drop have not kept up their end of the bargain. At the _very_ least Drop should stop advertising QMK support if this is the case.
lebrun
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Aug 30, 2021
I'd only buy after verifying everything works in mainline QMK, with no Drop hacks (eg, mdloader)
xsrvmy
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Aug 30, 2021
The specs specifically say the pcb is from olkb. Looks like it's just the keycaps and maybe the cases that are from drop.