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In logistics, it is common to have devices that make scans of products or their identifications. For example barcode scanners. This information is then stored in a database. It is convenient to store with that information an image of the product, so that a human can, for example, at a later time do things like check whether a package was already damaged during the scan. (more…)

C++11 and ACAP

As a C++11 developer, you may find yourself stymied by the C++ compiler provided in the official ACAP SDK toolchain.  Full C++11 support was not available in GCC until version 4.8; the ACAP SDK provides GCC version 4.3.  This post provides a high-level overview of solving what is an enduring issue for most embedded Linux development environments: building your own bleeding-edge toolchain.