Is Wio Lite RISC-V (GD32VF103) with ESP8266 Windows only?

I’m going through the Getting Started by PlatformIO procedure from Wio Lite RISC V GD32VF103 with ESP8266.

  • At step 2, the following error is reported:

PIO Core Call Error:

"The current working directory /Users//Documents/PlatformIO/Projects/BlinkRiskV will be used for the project.

The next files/directories have been created in /Users//Documents/PlatformIO/Projects/BlinkRiskV
include - Put project header files here
lib - Put here project specific (private) libraries
src - Put project source files here
platformio.ini - Project Configuration File
PlatformManager: Installing gd32v
gd32v @ 1.1.2 has been successfully installed!
PackageManager: Installing toolchain-gd32v @ ~9.2.0

Error: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement ‘~9.2.0’ for your system ‘darwin_x86_64’"

  • After opening the project manually, launching a build at Step 3 raises another error:

Executing task: platformio run

Processing gd32vf103v-eval (platform: gd32v; board: gd32vf103v-eval; framework: gd32vf103-sdk)

PackageManager: Installing toolchain-gd32v @ ~9.2.0
Error: Could not find a version that satisfies the requirement ‘~9.2.0’ for your system ‘darwin_x86_64’
The terminal process terminated with exit code: 1

Terminal will be reused by tasks, press any key to close it.

  • Questions

Does that mean the tool chain is not available for macOS?

Is Wio Lite RISC-V (GD32VF103) with ESP8266 Windows only?

Currently yes, we are also in contact with the chip originator for multi-platform support.

Could you please put this somewhere on the product page for this board? I bought four of them that I can’t do anything with now because there was no indication that the SDK wasn’t available on macOS and this is the first time I’ve seen a chip that didn’t have support for all three major platforms.