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Importing ST projects into Visual Studio Code

In the world of Arm microcontrollers there are many silicon vendors, one of the largest is STMicroelectronics. ST has a large catalog of available devices with many capabilities as well as supporting development boards for evaluating them. They also produce STM32CubeIDE, a custom IDE to use when targeting their devices, and STM32CubeMX, a ...

vcpkg July 2022 Release is Now Available: Shared Libraries on Linux, Improved vcpkg new, Optional name and version Fields, and Moreā€¦

The July 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from June 16th, 2022 to July 24th, 2022 for the microsoft/vcpkg and microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes Better support for shared libraries on Linux This update ...

vcpkg April 2022 Release: artifacts merged to tool repo, tar.exe in Windows 10, GIT_ASKPASS, vcpkg in Arch Linux instructions, and more

The April 2022 release of the vcpkg package manager is available. This blog post summarizes changes from March 1st, 2022 to March 30th, 2022 for the microsoft/vcpkg and microsoft/vcpkg-tool GitHub repos. Some stats for this period:   Notable Changes vcpkg artifacts merged into Microsoft/vcpkg-tool repo vcpkg...

Bootstrap your dev environment with vcpkg artifacts

Updated May 11, 2022: Using your own registry section revised to reflect metadata format changes. We are happy to announce a new experience for acquiring artifacts using vcpkg. We define an artifact as a set of packages required for a working development environment. Examples of relevant packages include compilers, linkers, debuggers, build...

All vcpkg enterprise features now generally available: versioning, binary caching, manifests and registries

We are announcing today that all major vcpkg enterprise features are no longer experimental. The latest vcpkg release makes versioning, binary caching, manifests and registries generally available to any developer, team or enterprise. We have steadily been adding to vcpkg over the years. What started as a small open source project to ...

Registries: Bring your own libraries to vcpkg

Special thanks to Nicole Mazzuca for providing the content of this blog post. Are you working on a C++ project with library dependencies? Are you tired of maintaining a custom-built package management workflow with duct tape and git submodules? Then you should consider trying out a package manager. Perhaps you have been side-eyeing vcpkg ...