Tech Insider					     Technology and Trends


		       LUGNET Mailing List Archives

Xref: lugnet.com lugnet.robotics:11923 lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos:1314
Newsgroups: lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos,lugnet.robotics
Path: lugnet.com!lugnet
From: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
X-Real-Life-Name: Luis Villa
Subject: Official release of legOS 0.2.4 and legOS HOWTO 0.2.0
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
Reply-To: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
Sender: liv@teer13.acpub.duke.edu
Organization: None
X-Nntp-Gateway: lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos@lugnet.com
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10007280045060.19667-100000@teer13.acpub.duke.edu>
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-Nntp-Posting-Host: lugnet.com
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 05:00:11 GMT
Lines: 41

Hi, everyone! On behalf of Paolo Masetti and myself, and the rest of the
legOS crew, I'd like to announce the release of legOS version 0.2.4. This
is the first release in many months, and so it has lots of great goodies. 

*Vastly improved stability with large programs. No more mysterious crashes
or freezes- legOS is finally as stable as the Unix systems it aspires to
become :)

*More reliable sensor readings- none of that annoying sensor jitter.

*Battery handling code- find out exactly how close your batteries are to
dying, down to the mV.

*Assembler fixes: legOS will now build correctly with gcc 2.95. 

*random number generation! Ever wanted your robot to just pick a
direction, /any/ direction? Now you can.

*Variables can now persist. If you want to store information, turn off the
robot, and come back to that same data, you can.

Anyway, that's most of the news that is fit to print. You can get the new
version of legOS here:

http://legOS.sourceforge.net/files/common/legOS-0.2.4.tar.gz

To coincide with this release, there is also now a new version of the
legOS HOWTO, completely updated for the 0.2.x series of legOS kernels. You
can get the HOWTO from sourceforge:

http://legOS.sourceforge.net/HOWTO/

Finally, there is a new API doc, for those who feel the HOWTO just isn't
technical enough. You can find it here:

http://legOS.sourcforge.net/API/

Enjoy, and keep the feedback coming: we look forward to an even better
(and hopefully much closer) legOS 0.2.5 with your help.

-Luis, Paolo, and the rest of the legOS developer team

Xref: lugnet.com lugnet.robotics:12113
Newsgroups: lugnet.robotics
Path: lugnet.com!lugnet
From: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
X-Real-Life-Name: Luis Villa
Subject: Linux & Lego, Take 2
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
Reply-To: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
Sender: liv@teer13.acpub.duke.edu
Organization: None
X-Nntp-Gateway: lugnet.robotics@lugnet.com
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10008130207060.13076-100000@teer13.acpub.duke.edu>
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-Nntp-Posting-Host: lugnet.com
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2000 06:17:52 GMT
Lines: 20

At the same URL as before ( http://www.duke.edu/~liv/Linux/ ) I've put up
version 0.2 of the mini-HOWTO. It fixes a few minor bugs, adds one more
major option (TCL) and also adds a section for stuff like LeoCAD that are
useful even if not directly relevant. Of course, that is the only thing in
there, and a search for "Linux" on lugnet gives me 3,000 Matt Miller
posts, so I have nothing else to add myself :) If anyone has any
suggestions, please let me know. Otherwise, this will become version 1.0
later this week. 

Thanks for the feedback, everyone...
Luis

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

	    "Summertime... and the living is easy...
	    fish are jumping and the cotton is high...
	    So hush, little baby, baby don't you cry."
					-Ella

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Xref: lugnet.com lugnet.robotics:12964 lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos:1495
Newsgroups: lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos,lugnet.robotics
Path: lugnet.com!lugnet
From: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
X-Real-Life-Name: Luis Villa
Subject: new legOS documentation
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
Reply-To: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
Sender: liv@teer13.acpub.duke.edu
Organization: None
X-Nntp-Gateway: lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos@lugnet.com
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10010291136010.17207-100000@teer13.acpub.duke.edu>
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-Nntp-Posting-Host: lugnet.com
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 16:48:37 GMT
Lines: 43

Thanks to the efforts of a number of people, there is a raft of new
documents up at the legOS site. Because of the growing amount of
documentation, I've organized a new page to keep track of all the
available docs:

http://legOS.sourceforge.net/docs/

New things up there now: 

*LegOS Networking Protocol documentation. The HOWTO now incorporates Mike
Ash's excellent LNP docs. This includes sample code, which should help
make LNP more workable for the many people who have asked about the LNP.
IMHO, this is the most important documentation to be written for legOS
since I wrote the original HOWTO. 

*Command Reference: Dave Chen has written up a great new set of "human
generated" API docs, showing all the available kernel functionality that
legOS programs can access. Unlike the auto-generated API docs that we've
been depending on, this is sorted and organized by a human hand- making
them vastly superior. 

*New HOWTO. Other than the LNP changes, these are mainly minor.
Unfortunately, the auto-generated table of contents seems to be failing
me- I'm working on it and hope to have it fixed by tomorrow.

In addition, a new Lego+Linux mini-HOWTO should be available tomorrow or
the day after that from linuxdoc.org. 

Finally, I hope to release legOS 0.2.5 shortly, which will include a slew
of new functionality- most importantly, great support for C++. While this
is not yet documented, it should fill one of the big holes in legOS's
functionality. 

Good luck and happy computing!
Luis

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
	 
    "It's clear to us that Microsoft isn't the competition anymore. 
                       They are our environment."
        	WordPerfect manager, talking about Word

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

Xref: lugnet.com lugnet.robotics:13536 lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos:1587
Newsgroups: lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos,lugnet.robotics
Path: lugnet.com!lugnet
From: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
X-Real-Life-Name: Luis Villa
Subject: new legOS release
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
Reply-To: Luis Villa <liv@duke.edu>
Organization: None
X-Nntp-Gateway: lugnet.robotics.rcx.legos@lugnet.com
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.31.0012201637160.20021-100000@teer13.acpub.duke.edu>
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-Nntp-Posting-Host: lugnet.com
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 21:47:54 GMT
Lines: 13

Hey, everyone. I've released a new version of legOS- 0.2.5. For the most
part, this is a maintenance release- a few small fixed here and there. The
one major upgrade (and the best reason for anyone to upgrade) is the new
C++ support that has been added by Pat Welch. There are no API changes- if
your code works on 0.2.4, it should work just fine with 0.2.5. If anyone
finds that to be incorrect, or has any other problems of any type, please
let me know. Good luck with it- hope everyone enjoys their holidays-
Luis

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
      "Nobody ever said that democracy was simple or efficient."
            Florida Election Board Member Bob Crawford.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

			        About USENET

USENET (Users’ Network) was a bulletin board shared among many computer
systems around the world. USENET was a logical network, sitting on top
of several physical networks, among them UUCP, BLICN, BERKNET, X.25, and
the ARPANET. Sites on USENET included many universities, private companies
and research organizations. See USENET Archives.

		       SCO Files Lawsuit Against IBM

March 7, 2003 - The SCO Group filed legal action against IBM in the State 
Court of Utah for trade secrets misappropriation, tortious interference, 
unfair competition and breach of contract. The complaint alleges that IBM 
made concentrated efforts to improperly destroy the economic value of 
UNIX, particularly UNIX on Intel, to benefit IBM's Linux services 
business. See SCO vs IBM.

The materials and information included in this website may only be used
for purposes such as criticism, review, private study, scholarship, or
research.

Electronic mail:			       WorldWideWeb:
   tech-insider@outlook.com			  http://tech-insider.org/