Yesterday I saw Peter Gabriel’s Back to Front live show in Graz, Austria. Apart from it being an excellent show, there is a little connection to the POCO C++ Libraries in there as well. A big part of the show are the visual effects, including live video, which for some effects is heavliy processed. A little digging around the net reveals that these effects were done with openFrameworks. And for some time now, POCO has been a part of openFrameworks. I don’t know if any parts of POCO were directly involved here, but the connection is nevertheless cool.
Release 1.4.7 is the final release of the 1.4 series and contains bugfixes and a few new features. Development release 1.5.4 should also be the final release of the 1.5 series, before 1.5 “graduates” to stable 1.6. As usual, available on the download page or directly from GitHub.
Development Release 1.5.3 is now available for download.
New major features:
- Windows PowerShell build script
New Platforms supported:
- Windows Embedded Compact 2013
and many more bugfixes and improvements; see the CHANGELOG for details. Available on the download page or from GitHub.
Release Candidate 1 of POCO 1.5.3 has been tagged on the GitHub. Release 1.5.3 is scheduled for June 30 2014.
I’m having a lot of fun at Embedded World 2014, showing our new IoT Plaform based (of course) on POCO.
Thanks to everyon who’s already visited. Really enjoyed the chats. If you’re in Nürnberg, come to hall 4, booth 470h.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2014!
Applied Informatics has just released a new and much improved version of my-devices.net, along with a completely new website. my-devices.net is cloud-ready service providing secure remote access to embedded devices and intelligent systems via HTTP(S) or other TCP-based protocols. With my-devices.net, any network-connected device running the my-devices.net connector software can be securely accessed remotely over the internet from browsers, mobile apps, desktop, server or cloud applications using HTTP(S) or TCP-based protocols. This even works if the device is behind a NAT router, firewall or proxy server. The device becomes just another host on the internet, addressable via its own URL and protected by the my-devices.net server against unauthorized or malicious access.
The server application and the software that connects the device to the server are based on POCO, of course. See our blog post at the Applied Informatics Blog or go directly to my-devices.net for more information.
Meet me at Embedded Software Engineering Kongress in Sindelfingen, Germany, from December 3-5 in the exhibition area and if you’re there, don’t miss my talk “Sichere Fernwartung über das Internet” (secure internet-based remote access and management) on Thursday, December 5. Looking forward to meeting you there!
The second part of “Dynamic C++” article has been published in the
ACCU Overload Journal.
The waiting is over — we finally have the new releases out, available for download. Stable release 1.4.6p2 contains mostly bugfixes, upgrades to some bundled libraries (expat, zlib and sqlite) and a few new features (e.g. ColorConsoleChannel). As usual, the CHANGELOG has all details. Upgrading is recommended for everyone using 1.4.x releases.
Development release 1.5.2 adds the MongoDB client library, contains significant updates to the JSON library, adds all changes from 1.4.6p2 and a whole lot of other improvements and fixes. The CHANGELOG has it all. Please note that there are still a few rough edges — it’s still a development release after all. Most importantly, embedded and mobile platforms (iOS, Android, Embedded Linux, WinCE, QNX) have not been tested and (as is the case for WinCE) may not even build.