Ah… That tidbit about not needing a formal Arduino installation and clarifying the purpose of the Arduino directory helped a lot, I get it now. I’m now able to compile and actually loaded a bin file it onto a bare ESP (can’t do much with out the rest of the hardware, but I’m excited none-the-less).
I’m so impressed with what you (and company) have done. Thanks for responding and helping a the new guy out, I appreciate it.
All the best