Stantor is a set of software packages and specific software for home automation/domotic project, permitting of:
To consult numeric and digital informations;
To transmit numeric and digital control;
To consult some pictures video of a WEBCAM;
To detect some movements in the pictures video;
To transmit sound messages toward loudspeakers and to listen to sounds of microphones;
To alert in the event of anomaly via several media (e-mail, instant messaging, SMS, phone transmeter...);
...and many other features!
Version 0.731 of Stantor (domodulor_linux) has been released with this improvements/new features:
Supply of embedded programs for Arduino Mega board running a WiFi connection with "Websoket-HTML5" protocol;
Supply of embedded programs for the WiFi Shield "official" extension board;
Implementation of direct Wifi-HTML5 Websockets connection between Stantor central Linux system and Arduino Mega board with WiFi shield "official";
Changing the "client_websocket_mega.php" program supporting a Watchdog mechanism which allows automatic restart disable in dysfunction case of the WiFi connection.
QUCS - Development snapshot 0.0.17.130521
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 21:55
Qucs is a circuit simulator with a graphical user interface. It aims to support all kinds of circuit simulation types, including DC, AC, S-parameter, and harmonic balance analysis. Qucs provides a simulator, which is able to simulate the small and large signal and noise behaviour of microwave circuits. The results can be shown on a special presentation page in different formats (rect, polar, smith,tabular). Version 0.0.17.130521 of Qucs adds new components, features, enhancements and fixes various bug, e.g.:
Added qucs-doc/textdoc; translate via pdflatex textmode.tex;
Added BSIM3v34 nMOS model and pMOS model to Qucs-0.0.17;
Added examples directory;
Include PDF documents in release;
Some fixes in release.sh regarding configure.ac;
Fixed path in qucs-doc makefile;
Added example files;
Added examples and tutorials to menu.
Gputils - Released version 1.2.0!
Sunday, 19 May 2013 13:59
Gputils is a collection of tools for Microchip (TM) PIC microcontrollers. It includes gpasm, gplink, and gplib. Each tool is intended to be an open source replacement for a corresponding Microchip (TM) tool. In this new version of Gputils:
New (and fresh) MCU-s based on the mplabx-1.8;
Repaired the faulty gputils's entries;
Documentation: various updates;
gpasm/directive.c: generate error if CONFIG directive is used with non 16 bit devices.
Arduino - Software IDE version 1.0.5 is out!
Saturday, 18 May 2013 13:09
Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. The open-source Arduino environment makes it easy to write code and upload it to the i/o board. The environment is written in Java and based on Processing, avr-gcc, and other open source software. In this new version of Arduino IDE, for core/libraries, boards/firmwares and environment:
Fixed IDE startup bug "Menu has no enabled items";
Command line build;
Fix to boards.txt: added Micro and fixed Lilypad bootloader path;
Removed check for ".h" existence in libraries;
Deleting tab from IDE does not delete from temporary folder;
Fixed NPE when unknown boards/platforms are selected in preferences;
Added CANRX1/CANTX1 pins 88/89 (same physical pin for 66/53);
Fixed analogWrite when used in very thight write loops;
SerialUSB receive buffer size is now 512;
Fixed SerialUSB data handshake when host sends a lot of data;
Added Servo library;
Added WiFi library;
Fixed USBHost MouseController example.
Magic - 7.5.232 & 8.0.137
Tuesday, 14 May 2013 21:50
Magic is a venerable VLSI layout tool, written in the 1980's at Berkeley. New versions of Magic, stable and development, has been released. In this new development version:
8.0.132: Changes to several "drc" commands to return lists to Tcl/Tk, including "drc list find", "drc list count", and "drc list count total". Also, some changes to the DRC dump routine, uses hash table to hold lists of coordinates per error type, and these can be dumped per error type per cell;
8.0.133: Corrections from the Gentoo developers;
8.0.134: Modified the parsing of the "lef" section of the techfile to include a statement "contact", which is similar to "cut", but will cause a LEF file read to replace any cut layer found in the input with a contact of the sort that magic usually defines;
8.0.135: Corrected an error in which reading a DEF file does not register components' use IDs in the parent cell's hash table, resulting in the inability to find the cell use using "select cell";
8.0.136: Corrected the original graphics backing store behavior, which had become broken by the introduction of the OpenGL framebuffer backing store. Realized after some research that OpenGL framebuffers will not update properly underneath obscured parts of the window. The X11 pixmap buffering is restored as the default setting, while the OpenGL framebuffer can be used (with annoying restrictions like having to keep the layout window on top) with systems that can't handle the X11 pixmap buffering;
8.0.137: This is a non functional change, due to a reconfiguration step.
On the stable distribution:
7.5.232: Corrections from the Gentoo developers.
SDCC - Released version 3.3.0 RC3
Monday, 13 May 2013 21:35
SDCC is an open source retargetable (it can be retargeted for other microprocessors; e.g. support for Microchip PIC and Atmel AVR is under development), optimizing ANSI-C compiler. The current version targets the Intel 8051, Zilog Z80, Dallas 80C390, Motorola HC08 and Microchip PIC MCUs. The package also contains a linker, assembler, simulator and debugger. A new version/revision of SDCC has been officially released. In this new release:
STM8: Fix multibyte false Ifx;
STM8: Fix endianness in stack / stack copy;
Updated for all steps towards ASxxxx v5;
STM8: Fix bug in wide addition;
STM8: Fix handling of large operands partially in x in comparison for equality;