Then a couple of days ago I got Go Newsletter #23, which somehow led me to a link to EMBD, an alternative that sounded similar, so I thought it would be worth a look; the examples sure seem simple!
Installation - because this is in Go - is a breeze. Just 'go get' the package from github and all is well. It also plays totally nice with my cross-compile environment from Dave Cheney's post, so that's nifty. With the BBB on wireless I simply do a 'go-linux-arm build whatevs.go' on my Mac, and then scp the binary 'whatevs' to /home/root/go on the BBB for testing. Nice.
First up, the normal blink test. Making a random guess that the LED names were 'USR' and not 'LED', it seemed to blink an LED just fine. This is the simpleblinker.go sample, with edits:
Next up: World Domination!