Alexey et al,
I am just a general user looking through the knot-hole at Ardupilot. I can follow instrutions but I am stuck after at least 40 hours trying to get a compiled copy of arducopter with ALexey's ssd-1306 display.
I tried months ago to change Mirko's BBB code to use it with Pixhawk but never got it to work.
I am trying very had to use this display. I think is very valuable to the APM community because so many users don't understand that GPS signal quality must be high before using GPS dependent modes. Most users think that a basic 3D lock is enough and they get no other feedback, unless the they have a ground station connected.
So I have been following this project and I am now at a dead end. I followed the linked conversations on github and in it there is talk of the sturctures and conforming to the standards of Ardupilot. These issues seem to be resolved. There is some talk of the different versions of the display etc. Then it ends with Mariansoban providing a link to "Full Copter-3.4.3 with OLED support source code can be found here:"
I expected that the changes would be incorporated into master and maybe seen in 3.4.3 but that does not appear to be the case.Hence I don't understand what state the request was left in now that there is no more discussion on this proposal.
I don't really understand negotiating all the trees and branches in github.
I can compile the master or release versions of arducopter but I can not figure out how to point to mariansoban's area and the ssd1306 changes in it's branch. I tried using git checkout -b to change the head to point to the branch but I never get the changes just the root/master.
Can someone just clue me in on:
1. WIll this project be incorporated into master some time soon?
2. IF I must compile mariansoban's fix, generally how do I approach it?
Hayward, WI USA