I must have an inherent misunderstanding of this process. Is the point of this new ide to install arduino code ONTO an esp8266? Or am I connecting an esp8266 to an UNO board? I was under the assumption that I was installing the code onto the UNO board and the libary makes it easier to talk to the esp8266.
This is the error I get when I choose the UNO board.
I just noticed that the library list changes when I select the UNO board vs the esp8266 board. I think that's my problem.