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STMicroelectronics Attracts Linux Users to Free Embedded Development on STM32 Microcontrollers

February 11, 2016 in ARM, Hardware, Linux, Microcontroller, News, Programming, STM32 by admin

armvia st.com press release:

STMicroelectronics, a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has extended opportunities to design free of charge with its popular STM32 microcontrollers for Linux system users including professional engineers, academics, and hobbyists.

Most Linux distributions are free, and open-source application software makes the Linux world attractive to technology enthusiasts. Until now, however, most development tools for embedded computing have been available only for Windows® PCs.

The STM32CubeMX configurator and initialization tool and the System Workbench® for STM32, an Integrated Development Environment (IDE) created by Ac6 Tools, supported by the openSTM32.org community, and available at www.st.com/sw4stm32, are now both available to run on Linux OS.

ST’s latest move means Linux users can now start their own embedded projects on STM32 devices, free of charge, without leaving their favorite desktop environment.

“The Linux community is known to attract creative free-thinkers who are adept at sharing ideas and solving challenges efficiently,” said Laurent Desseignes, Microcontroller Ecosystem Marketing Manager, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics. “We are now making it ultra-easy for them to apply their skills to create imaginative new products, leveraging the features and performance of our STM32 family.”

ST’s commitment means users can now benefit from free software for configuring microcontrollers and developing and debugging code, together with manufacturer-supported low-cost evaluation boards, allowing greater focus on product development. Tools installation is very easy and fast, which contrasts with established practice in the Linux world, where users often have to create or adapt their own tools with minimal support.

“Since the launch of the System Workbench for STM32 in early 2015, its popularity has grown both on Windows and Linux platforms,” said Bernard Dautrevaux, Ac6 Tools Chief Technical Officer. “ST’s new tools for Linux both validate and complement our work and the openSTM32 initiative, and we plan to further support ST with major upgrades to System Workbench for STM32 in the future, including the support of OS/X as a development host.”

For the original article and more details, follow this link.

Amazon introduce their own game engine called Lumberyard based on CryEngine, with AWS and Twitch integration

February 10, 2016 in Uncategorized by Adrian Marius

Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for you to create the highest-quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.

http://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

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C++ Qt Programming Playlist

February 5, 2016 in Uncategorized by Adrian Marius

C++ Qt Programming

Substance for Unity 5: Creating PBR textures for environments and characters.

February 4, 2016 in Unity by Adrian Marius

unityLogoIntroduction: This introduction presents the content that will be covered in the Substance for Unity tutorial series, created by Allegorithmic.

The Substance for Unity series will cover using Substance Designer and Substance Painter to create PBR textures for a character and environment assets, and will cover utilizing materials and textures from Substances with Unity’s PBR shader.

The lessons are divided into 3 chapters: understanding PBR and using the PBR Shaders in Unity, using Substance Designer to create a modular substance for a rocky ground material, and using Substance Painter to texture a character and then exporting the necessary image maps to Unity.

 

Multithreading in C++11/14

February 3, 2016 in C++ by Adrian Marius

Here is a series of Multithreading articles in C++11/14

 

http://www.loic-yvonnet.com/articles/tag/multithreading/

Craft is a Minecraft clone for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

February 3, 2016 in Uncategorized by Adrian Marius

Craft is a Minecraft clone for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is written in just a few thousand lines of C and uses modern OpenGL (shaders). Online multiplayer support is included using a Python-based server.

https://www.michaelfogleman.com/craft/

Rkduck is a Linux kernel v4.x.x Rootkit

February 1, 2016 in Uncategorized by Adrian Marius

http://seclist.us/rkduck-is-a-linux-kernel-v4-x-x-rootkit.html

 

rkduck is a Linux kernel v4.x.x Rootkit.

Crytek launches VR First initiative to encourage grassroots virtual reality development

January 20, 2016 in Uncategorized by Adrian Marius

Crytek launches VR First initiative to encourage grassroots virtual reality development

Studio to offer full source code access to CryEngine for free to students and researchers

Crytek is hoping to encourage the next generation of developers to create for virtual reality, with a new campaign aimed at VR education.

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Intel® RealSense™ SDK Plug-In for Unreal Engine* 4

January 14, 2016 in C++, Game Engines, News, Programming, Programming Languages, Unreal Engine by admin

unreal-logo-smallThe Intel RealSense SDK is natively implemented in C++, making it easy for developers to access its features from game code also written in C++. This plugin enhances the UE4 developer experience by exposing these same SDK features through Blueprints scripts.

At the time of this writing, the officially supported features of the plugin are the following:

  • Raw Color and Depth Camera Streaming
  • 3D Face and Object Scanning

Two other features are currently in-progress:

  • Head Tracking
  • Scene Scanning

Ultimately, our goal for this plugin is to support each of the Gold features of the Intel RealSense SDK that are applicable to gaming.

For more details and the entire article follow this link.

Unreal Editor 4.10.2 Hotfix Released

January 12, 2016 in C++, Unreal Engine by Adrian Marius

The 4.10.2 Hotfix is now live!

This Hotfix resolves a few important issues. Feel free to continue the discussion about this release on the 4.10 announcement thread.

Fixed in 4.10.2- CL#2818068

Fixed! UE-23845 Crash when using “Set Key Time” on an animation key in UMG
Fixed! UE-24685 Matinee movie recording is broken in 4.10
Fixed! UE-22573 A REINST error occurs in widgets that reference one another
Fixed! UE-24115 Cannot launch the editor in DebugGame Editor configuration from Xcode
Fixed! UE-24563 Editor should launch launcher silently

Important Note – ‘VisualStudio2015 Update 1’ is not compatible with the UE 4.10.2 release. Please do not update to VisualStudio2015 Update 1 while using UE 4.10.2

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