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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
In late April we exhibited at the ACCU Conference (#accuconf), which in many ways is our conference home. The first time we went was all the way back in 2007, and believe it or not we've not missed a year since!
The conference is a great event filled with amazing people, and it's a privilege to have been able to be a part of it for the past decade.
We normally attend the sessions as delegates and also run an exhibition stand (which makes for some rather hectic juggling!), but this year was a little different as our founder Anna also presented the closing keynote "Comfort Zone" (which she describes as being about "Puppies, Spiders, User Interface Cheese-Moving and the Neuroscience of Anger"....).
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe from Riverblade presenting the closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
As ever, it was an interesting (and quite exhausting) week...but more than that, it was a week when the people who make ACCU what it is stood up and really showed what a truly amazing group of people they are. I'll talk about that specifically in a follow-up post shortly, but suffice it to say that we came away understanding just how lucky we are to have found this particular organisation...
Of course if you went, you'll know all this already. If you didn't, here's a handful of photos to give you an idea what you missed this time...
The Bristol suite at #accuconf.
This is where the keynotes take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning...and at the close of the conference on Saturday afternoon
Pete Goodliffe presenting "The Codealow - a developer's bedtime story" during the Lightning Talks on Wednesday evening
Don't panic - it's just the conference dinner!
Set the controls for the heart of the pudding...
OK. Now would be the time to panic...
Anna-Jayne Metcalfe presenting the ACCU 2016 closing keynote "Comfort Zone"
Friday, June 3, 2016
I'm conscious it's been a couple of months since we've blogged or released any updates, but rest assured that's not for lack of activity (far from it!). In the intervening period we've been rather busy working mostly on PC-lint Plus support, and as a result some of those changes (.e.g. PC-lint Plus precompiled header support) will come through in the next build. Others will follow in due course.
We've also got a couple of blog posts relating to our experience at the ACCU Conference this year we'd like to share, so all being well I'll find time to finish those soon!
In the meantime, the good news is that Visual Lint 188.8.131.521 is now available. This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 5.0 and 5.5, and includes the following changes:
- Updated the Configuration Wizard to add descriptions for a handful of PC-lint 9.0 indirect files (co-ARMCC-5.lnt and co-xc8/16/32.lnt) which did not have them.
- Modified the Visual C++ (.vcxproj) project file parser for compatibility with Visual Studio 2013/2015 Intel C++ Compiler projects which do not contain a "BaseToolset" element.
- If a fatal error occurs during PC-lint per-project analysis, the fatal error is now also assigned to the subsequent files in the project.
- The Analysis Status Display now has independent text filters for projects and files.
- Renamed the "Within std.lnt" and "Specified on command line" PC-lint warning policy options in the Configuration Wizard, Analysis Configuration Dialog and Options Dialog for clarity.
- Added a "All Solution/workspace/project files" filter to the VisualLintGui Open Solution/Workspace..." command.
- The PC-lint analysis results parser can now recognise issues of the form "9 Error 307: Can't open indirect file 'filename.lnt'".
- Fixed a bug which could prevent changes to Eclipse .cproject files from being detected in TI Code Composer.
- Fixed an error loading some projects containing UNC pathnames.
- Fixed a number of broken links in the help and added the missing the Options "Updates" page help topic.