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CircuitPython 8.1.0 Released

This is CircuitPython 8.1.0, the latest minor revision of CircuitPython, and is a new stable release.

Notable changes to 8.1.0 since 8.0.0
- Silicon Labs (SiLabs) MG24 microcontroller family port (silabs), contributed by Silicon Labs.
- Add animated GIF support, including palette support: gifio.OnDiskGif.
- Add, for programmatic handling of safe mode.
- Add ESP-NOW support on Espressif.
- synthio improvements and new features; API is still experimental and will change after 8.1.0.
- Add picodvi on RP2040: DVI/HDMI framebuffer and displayio support.
- CPU frequency is settable on RP2040.
- Add 7-color e-ink display support.
- Add bitmaptools.drawpolygon().
- Allow setting pystack size in settings.toml.
- Allow static IPv4 addresses for access points.
- Add dither support to Palette.
- Support array.extend(iterable).

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Firmware downloads are available from the downloads page on The site makes it easy to select the correct file and language for your board.

To install follow the instructions in the Welcome to CircuitPython! guide. To install the latest libraries, see this page in that guide.”

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