Over the last 10 years there have been so many suggestions for features on the planned P2 successor to the P1. With great enthusiasm the forum has pitched in helping Chip with testing and software and design analysis resulting in a really great design for the P2. But that's the problem, it's still a design, it is not a P2.
My dilemma though is this; Do I cave in and throw my ideas and time and testing into the P2 stew with the possible reward that the P2 design actually incorporates some nice features that I'd like to see and know I could use? Sure, I've stocked up on different FPGA boards and ported Tachyon just so I'd have some idea about P2. Or do I refrain from joining in in the vain hope that I will have the possible reward of an actual P2?
Seeing that every new features becomes a monster of a thread and pushes the P2 silicon date further and further into the future, I must weigh that option very cautiously as no matter how good it will be it is of no use to me now, but not joining in seems to make not one iota of difference anyway.
Trouble is I'm too busy designing stuff with the only Prop we've got and I have to make do with it. I don't have the luxury of debating and thinking about features year after year. The thing though is once P2 hits the streets I am so very ready as what I am doing now I will be doing with P2 as well, you know, actually building stuff.
Does anybody actually do stuff with the P1 anymore other than breadboarding and learning? I haven't heard about any commercial projects or designs lately. I know there has been work done on tools to build P1 applications but besides demos where are those applications?
My other options are find a suitable FPGA and soup up a P1V for my needs or go elsewhere.
What do I do?