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Tuesday, April 21, 2020
This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 7.0. The following changes are included:
- The Visual C++ built-in preprocessor symbol _MSC_VER is now defined on the generated CppCheck command line when analysing Visual Studio 2019 projects.
- Appropriate defaults (e.g. the compiler indirect file co-rb-vs2019.lnt) are now offered when creating a PC-lint Plus analysis configuration for Visual Studio 2019.
- Updated the values of _MSC_VER and _MSC_FULL_VER in the PC-lint Plus compiler indirect file co-rb-v2017.lnt to reflect those in the latest Visual Studio 2017 update (VS2017 v15.9.21).
- Updated the values of _MSC_VER and _MSC_FULL_VER in the PC-lint Plus compiler indirect file co-rb-vs2019.lnt to reflect those in the latest Visual Studio 2019 update (VS2019 v16.5.1).
- Fixed a bug in the Configuration Wizard "Select Analysis Tool Installation Folder" page.
- Fixed a bug in the implementation of the "Active Analysis Tool" option.
- Fixed a bug in the implementation of the .vlconfig file "Solution specific Analysis Tool" property [Visual Lint Enterprise and Build Server Editions].
- Fixed a display bug in the Configuration Wizard "Information" page. Note that this page is PC-lint and PC-lint Plus specific.
- Corrected the title of the "PC-lint" page in the Analysis Configuration Dialog to "PC-lint Plus" when the active analysis tool is PC-lint Plus.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
2020 is not turning out to be what we expect as - like much of the world - the UK is locked down right now as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As such we have been working from home for the past month and only going out for essentials.
That means no ACCU Conference, no free coffee in the office, no impromptu meetings on the beach or on our astroturfed office roof (yes, it does look like that!), no aerial yoga (cue sad face from Anna) but a whole lot of Zoom, configuring VPNs, being thankful for distributed version control systems, kicking off builds remotely and so on.
As far as Riverblade goes, it's rather fortunate that we have been set up for remote working from the outset, so from one point of view the lockdown hasn't come as a big change - although like everyone else we're really missing friends, family...and just simple experiences like going to a cafe at lunchtime or buying an ice cream at the seafront.
Quite frankly it sucks. But you already know all that - and if it saves lives, it is a tiny price to pay. We can only hope that politicians will take heed of the warnings from scientists, nurses, doctors and people who actually know what they are talking about, and that whatever we each endure proves to be enough to stop this virus in its tracks.
Needless to say our thoughts are with everyone touched by this pandemic - but especially with those who have lost loved ones and with anyone working in health and social care.
Be safe, people.