Visual Lint 7.0.2.310 has been released

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This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 7.0. The following changes are included:

  • Added a +rw(noexcept) directive to the Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 PC-lint 9.0 compiler indirect files co-msc140.lnt and co-rb-vs2017.lnt respectively. This allows code which uses the noexcept keyword to be analysed more cleanly.
    As PC-lint 9.0 does not officially support modern C++ code other analysis errors may still occur when you analyse modern C++ code with PC-lint 9.0. As such we recommend that you update to PC-lint Plus to analyse code for modern C++ compilers such as GCC 4.x/5.x or Visual Studio 2013/15/17/19. Please contact us for details.
  • Fixed a bug in the installer which could prevent the Visual Studio plug-in from being installed to Visual Studio 2019.
  • Fixed a bug in the VisualLintGui Products Display "Add Existing File" context menu command.
  • Fixed a bug in the update check process which could result in incorrect text being displayed for a major update (e.g. to Visual Lint 7.x) [also in Visual Lint 6.5.8.309].

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Visual Lint 7.0.1.308 has been released

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This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 7.0. The following changes are included:

  • System include folder and for loop compliance settings can now be read from Visual Studio 2019 project files which use the v142 toolset.
  • Device specific includes (e.g. "<ProjectFolder>/RTE/Device/TLE9879QXA40") are now read when loading Keil uVision 5 projects.
  • Updated the value of _MSC_FULL_VER in the PC-lint Plus compiler indirect files for Microsoft Visual Studio 6.0, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 to reflect the version of the most recent update of the compiler shipped with each. Also enabled C++ 17 support (-std=c++17) with Visual Studio 2017 (VS2017 update 9.4 is C++ 17 complete) and Visual Studio 2019.
  • Removed an erroneous directive from the PC-lint Plus library indirect file rb-win32-pclint10.lnt (an implementation file invoked by lib-rb-win32.lnt).
  • Fixed a bug in the Analysis Tool Options Page which could prevent the "Browse for installation folder" button from working correctly.
  • Fixed a bug in the Project Properties Dialog which affected the editing of configurations within custom projects.
  • Fixed a bug in the VisualLintGui Products Display "Remove File" context menu command.
  • The Configuration Wizard "Select Analysis Tool Installation Folder" page no longer indicates that you can buy PC-lint licences from Riverblade as this analysis tool has now been superseded by PC-lint Plus.
  • VisualLintGui now displays the correct page title when loading the "Blog" page on the Riverblade website.
  • Fixed a typo in the "Product Not Configured" dialog.

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Visual Lint 7.0 has been released

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The first public build of Visual Lint 7.0 has just been uploaded to our website.

As of today, Visual Lint 7.0 replaces Visual Lint 6.5 as the current supported Visual Lint version. Customers with active Visual Lint 6.x priority support, floating and site licence subscriptions should shortly receive updated licence keys for the new version, and upgrades for Visual Lint 5.x and 6.x per user licences will become available in our online store soon. Older editions can be upgraded manually - please contact us for details.

In addition, most customers who have purchased per-user Visual Lint licences since the start of January will shortly receive new Visual Lint 7.x compatible licence keys.

Full details of the changes in this version are as follows:

General
  • Replaced Visual Lint Standard Edition with Visual Lint Personal Edition.

    Note: Visual Lint Personal Edition is licenced for use by individual and freelance developers rather than organisations. If your organisation has more than one member of staff, you must use Visual Lint Professional Edition or above.

    As such organisations which have purchased Standard Edition licences in the past must upgrade them to Visual Lint 7.x Professional Edition or above if they wish to use Visual Lint 7.x.

    See Visual Lint Product Editions for details of the available product editions.
Host Environments:
  • Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 to the Visual Studio plug-in. VisualLintGui and VisualLintConsole have also been updated to support Visual Studio 2019 solution and project files.

    Note: Support for the v142 toolset is not yet complete so you may (for example) find that you need to add details of the Visual Studio 2019 system include folders to your PC-lint Plus std.lnt file in order that your analysis tool can locate system include files.
  • Removed support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 (although the software should still function on these platforms, we no longer test on them).
Analysis Tools:
  • PC-lint Plus is now recognised as a distinct analysis tool from PC-lint 8.0/9.0. As a result it is now straightforward to switch between the two products.
  • Added PC-lint Plus specific compiler indirect file co-rb-vs2019.lnt for Visual Studio 2019.
  • The environment variable _RB_PLATFORM on the generated PC-lint Plus command line now includes the string name of the platform rather than an enumerated value.
  • Added the environment variable _RB_TOOLCHAIN to the generated PC-lint Plus command line. This is used to determine which compiler indirect file to use in Atmel Studio projects where the AVR platform (which can be either 8 bit or 32 bit) is used. In such cases the toolchain (e.g. 'com.Atmel.AVRGCC32') is unambiguous and can be used instead.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-as7.lnt) for Atmel Studio 7.x to the installer. This conditionally invokes compiler indirect files for either ARM (32 bit), AVR (8 bit) or AVR (32 bit) compilers based upon the active platform and toolchain.
  • Added additional PC-lint Plus suppression directives to the indirect file lib-rb-win32.lnt supplied within the installer.
Installation:
  • The installer will now ask you to close third party development environments (devenv.exe, atmelstudio.exe, eclipse.exe etc.) before installation can continue only if the corresponding plugin is selected for installation.
  • Removed the PC-lint 8.0 message database.
Configuration:
  • If it has not yet been configured, Visual Lint no longer prompts to run the Configuration Wizard when it is started. Instead, the user is prompted only when they attempt to start manual or background analysis.
Analysis:
  • When a Visual Studio solution is loaded, the version reported is now that corresponding to the highest version of platform toolset in the solution. e.g. If a Visual Studio 2019 project contains Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 projects, the solution will be reported as being for Visual Studio 2017 for analysis purposes.
User Interface:
  • The elapsed time in the Manual Analysis Dialog is now displayed in minutes and seconds rather than just seconds.
  • Increased the size of the "Active Analysis Tool" and "Options" dialogs.
  • The Message Lookup View can now switch dynamically between message databases for PC-lint and PC-lint Plus.
  • Revised Configuration Wizard page text to differentiate between PC-lint and PC-lint Plus where appropriate.
  • "Project" nodes in the VisualLintGui Projects Display now include details of the active configuration and project type in the same way as the root "Solution" node.
  • The Analysis Status, Statistics, History and Results Displays now indicate the name of the active analysis tool.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a potential crash in the Analysis Results Display.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented PC-lint Plus analysis from being run on an IncrediBuild grid.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs in the Configuration Wizard which affected PC-lint Plus.
  • Fixed a bug in some of the displays which could cause one of the columns to be oversized.
  • PC-lint Plus user defined messages (8000-8999) are now correctly categorised as informational.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause PC-lint Plus command lines containing the obsolete PC-lint +linebuf or +macrobuf directives to be generated if the analysis tool was set to PC-lint but the analysis tool installation folder was overridden to point to a PC-lint Plus installation folder.

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Visual Lint 7.0 has been released

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The first public build of Visual Lint 7.0 has just been uploaded to our website.

As of today, Visual Lint 7.0 replaces Visual Lint 6.5 as the current supported Visual Lint version. Customers with active Visual Lint 6.x priority support, floating and site licence subscriptions should shortly receive updated licence keys for the new version, and upgrades for Visual Lint 5.x and 6.x per user licences will become available in our online store soon. Older editions can be upgraded manually - please contact us for details.

In addition, most customers who have purchased per-user Visual Lint licences since the start of January will shortly receive new Visual Lint 7.x compatible licence keys.

Full details of the changes in this version are as follows:

General
  • Replaced Visual Lint Standard Edition with Visual Lint Personal Edition.

    Note: Visual Lint Personal Edition is licenced for use by individual and freelance developers rather than organisations. If your organisation has more than one member of staff, you must use Visual Lint Professional Edition or above.

    As such organisations which have purchased Standard Edition licences in the past must upgrade them to Visual Lint 7.x Professional Edition or above if they wish to use Visual Lint 7.x.

    See Visual Lint Product Editions for details of the available product editions.
Host Environments:
  • Added support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 to the Visual Studio plug-in. VisualLintGui and VisualLintConsole have also been updated to support Visual Studio 2019 solution and project files.

    Note: Support for the v142 toolset is not yet complete so you may (for example) find that you need to add details of the Visual Studio 2019 system include folders to your PC-lint Plus std.lnt file in order that your analysis tool can locate system include files.
  • Removed support for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 (although the software should still function on these platforms, we no longer test on them).
Analysis Tools:
  • PC-lint Plus is now recognised as a distinct analysis tool from PC-lint 8.0/9.0. As a result it is now straightforward to switch between the two products.
  • Added PC-lint Plus specific compiler indirect file co-rb-vs2019.lnt for Visual Studio 2019.
  • The environment variable _RB_PLATFORM on the generated PC-lint Plus command line now includes the string name of the platform rather than an enumerated value.
  • Added the environment variable _RB_TOOLCHAIN to the generated PC-lint Plus command line. This is used to determine which compiler indirect file to use in Atmel Studio projects where the AVR platform (which can be either 8 bit or 32 bit) is used. In such cases the toolchain (e.g. 'com.Atmel.AVRGCC32') is unambiguous and can be used instead.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-as7.lnt) for Atmel Studio 7.x to the installer. This conditionally invokes compiler indirect files for either ARM (32 bit), AVR (8 bit) or AVR (32 bit) compilers based upon the active platform and toolchain.
  • Added additional PC-lint Plus suppression directives to the indirect file lib-rb-win32.lnt supplied within the installer.
Installation:
  • The installer will now ask you to close third party development environments (devenv.exe, atmelstudio.exe, eclipse.exe etc.) before installation can continue only if the corresponding plugin is selected for installation.
  • Removed the PC-lint 8.0 message database.
Configuration:
  • If it has not yet been configured, Visual Lint no longer prompts to run the Configuration Wizard when it is started. Instead, the user is prompted only when they attempt to start manual or background analysis.
Analysis:
  • When a Visual Studio solution is loaded, the version reported is now that corresponding to the highest version of platform toolset in the solution. e.g. If a Visual Studio 2019 project contains Visual Studio 2015 and 2017 projects, the solution will be reported as being for Visual Studio 2017 for analysis purposes.
User Interface:
  • The elapsed time in the Manual Analysis Dialog is now displayed in minutes and seconds rather than just seconds.
  • Increased the size of the "Active Analysis Tool" and "Options" dialogs.
  • The Message Lookup View can now switch dynamically between message databases for PC-lint and PC-lint Plus.
  • Revised Configuration Wizard page text to differentiate between PC-lint and PC-lint Plus where appropriate.
  • "Project" nodes in the VisualLintGui Projects Display now include details of the active configuration and project type in the same way as the root "Solution" node.
  • The Analysis Status, Statistics, History and Results Displays now indicate the name of the active analysis tool.
Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed a potential crash in the Analysis Results Display.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented PC-lint Plus analysis from being run on an IncrediBuild grid.
  • Fixed a couple of bugs in the Configuration Wizard which affected PC-lint Plus.
  • Fixed a bug in some of the displays which could cause one of the columns to be oversized.
  • PC-lint Plus user defined messages (8000-8999) are now correctly categorised as informational.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause PC-lint Plus command lines containing the obsolete PC-lint +linebuf or +macrobuf directives to be generated if the analysis tool was set to PC-lint but the analysis tool installation folder was overridden to point to a PC-lint Plus installation folder.

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New website and chips, please

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At Riverblade we know how to celebrate finishing a project

If you are reading this you might have noticed that the Riverblade website has undergone a bit of a redesign.

This is something we've been working on for a little while in the background, and we think it's probably now at least good enough to let loose on the world. We hope that you find the new responsive website to be an improvement on the old one.

Template aside, the design and implementation was done in-house, so it's entirely our own work and therefore any bug/content fixes should be relatively quick (as an aside, we did contract out a redesign a while back, but we never released it because we weren't happy with the design the external consultancy produced).

Along with the new design, we've also moved most of the content to a new domain (riverblade.co).

We've tried to make all of the redirects automatic, but needless to say if you discover any broken links, typos etc. please do let us know.

(and in case you are wondering: we have indeed been known to celebrate finishing a project with Prosecco and fish and chips).

Visual Lint 6.5.7.304 has been released

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This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 6.0 and 6.5. The following changes are included:
  • Added support for Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio 7.x and 8.x. Note that when a project for CCS 6.x or later is opened, the latest installed version of the IDE will be assumed.
  • Fixed a bug in the parsing of Texas Instruments Code Composer 5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x projects which could cause them to be inconsistently classified as vanilla Eclipse projects in some circumstances.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in VisualLintGui if saved PC-lint or PC-lint Plus issue category data became corrupted.
  • The generated PC-lint/PC-lint Plus command line now includes a -width(0) directive at the beginning. This ensures that any fatal errors are reported on a single line.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-gcc.lnt) for GCC to the installer.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-ti-arm.lnt) for the Texas Instruments ARM compiler to the installer.
  • Added details of the /silent and /verbose switches to the VisualLintConsole help screen and documentation.
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Visual Lint 6.5.7.304 has been released

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This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 6.0 and 6.5. The following changes are included:

  • Added support for Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio 7.x and 8.x. Note that when a project for CCS 6.x or later is opened, the latest installed version of the IDE will be assumed.
  • Fixed a bug in the parsing of Texas Instruments Code Composer 5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x projects which could cause them to be inconsistently classified as vanilla Eclipse projects in some circumstances.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in VisualLintGui if saved PC-lint or PC-lint Plus issue category data became corrupted.
  • The generated PC-lint/PC-lint Plus command line now includes a -width(0) directive at the beginning. This ensures that any fatal errors are reported on a single line.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-gcc.lnt) for GCC to the installer.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-ti-arm.lnt) for the Texas Instruments ARM compiler to the installer.
  • Added details of the /silent and /verbose switches to the VisualLintConsole help screen and documentation.

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Visual Lint 6.5.7.304 has been released

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This is a recommended maintenance update for Visual Lint 6.0 and 6.5. The following changes are included:

  • Added support for Texas Instruments Code Composer Studio 7.x and 8.x. Note that when a project for CCS 6.x or later is opened, the latest installed version of the IDE will be assumed.
  • Fixed a bug in the parsing of Texas Instruments Code Composer 5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x projects which could cause them to be inconsistently classified as vanilla Eclipse projects in some circumstances.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in VisualLintGui if saved PC-lint or PC-lint Plus issue category data became corrupted.
  • The generated PC-lint/PC-lint Plus command line now includes a -width(0) directive at the beginning. This ensures that any fatal errors are reported on a single line.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-gcc.lnt) for GCC to the installer.
  • Added a PC-lint Plus indirect file (co-rb-ti-arm.lnt) for the Texas Instruments ARM compiler to the installer.
  • Added details of the /silent and /verbose switches to the VisualLintConsole help screen and documentation.

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