Developing Nordics' nRF9160 DK using Qt Creator

So I've got my hands into a nRF9160DK (development kit). Like I did with the nRF51822 I would love to develop software for this board using as much FLOSS tools as possible to avoid any kind of vendor lock-in. This board actually has two interesting ICs: the nRF9160 which anyone …



Using libgps instead of libQgpsmm within a Qt application

I was in need of creating a Qt application using current Debian stable (Stretch) and gpsd. I could have used libQgpsmm which creates a QTcpSocket for stablishing the connection to the gpsd daemon. But then I hit an issue: libQgpsmm was switched to Qt 5 after the Strech release, namely …



Cross compiling CMake-based projects using Ubuntu/Debian's multi arch

As you probably already know Ubuntu (and then Debian) added Multi-Arch support quite some time ago. This means that you can install library packages from multiple architectures on the same machine. Thanks to the work of many people, in which I would like to specially mention Helmut Grohne, we are …



Running MPLAB X with a PickIt 3 on Debian sid

Due to \$JOB I need to work with MPLAB X (I wish I could simply open Qt Creator...). MPLAB X's installation went straightforward, but I could not make the PickIt 3 to work. So I ran MPLAB X from a console and got: [[\$ /opt/microchip/mplabx/v4.15/mplab_ide/bin …