Arduino 1.6.8

The Arduino IDE version 1.6.8 has been released with a number of new features and bug fixes to the IDE, core, and libraries. The new version supports scaling for ultra-high-definition monitors, remembers the last position of a window that has been closed, resolves upload problems with the Arduino 101, and adds some front-end enhancements. The open source software runs on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux x86 (32 and 64 bits). An experimental Linux ARM version can be downloaded from the hourly builds repository.


Arduino 101 Firmware Source Code Released

The source code for the Arduino 101 real-time operating system has been released. With this code, you should be able "to compile and modify the core OS and the firmware to manage updates and the bootloader." The code includes the board support package for the Curie processor with the x86 chip, which handles Bluetooth and USB communications. Access to the firmware should let you add mouse and keyboard functionality and upload sketches using Bluetooth. The firmware is targeted to be built only on Ubuntu 64-bit systems.


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