Reddit: I'm designing a project/lab based class for senior ECE students for C++ development on ARM processors. Advice welcome! (x-post /r/raspberry_pi)
The administration is only giving us a week notice that there will be a course and they would like to take me on part time to teach it, but whatever. That is big school bureaucracy for you!
The class will be heavily lab and project based, because let's be real, lectures on this type of thing are less than valuable.
If you were taking such a class your senior year, what skill sets would you be hoping to get out of it? What types of projects do you think are interesting and valuable? What - in your opinion - would motivate a student to use an ARM processor instead of a smaller and cheaper microcontroller? How would you want the course structured? What ARM platform do you feel would be most appropriate for this type of class and why? Even a list of "Knowing these 7 topics is essential to really get going with involved projects" would be very helpful.
More than anything else, I want these kids to walk away from the class feeling competent in making their cool projects ideas a reality. The administration is requesting a C++ coding element be involved, however that is less important than having a bangerang class that students feel give them the tools to do instead of just dream.
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Hi everyone, I currently have a chromebook running chrome OS and want to keep it like that but I need a laptop with the sole purpose of developing in Java using eclipse while I'm at college. I have an old-ish laptop I can use and was wondering if any of you would be able to give me some advice on setting up a Linux distro for this purpose. I'm essentially a beginner when it comes to Linux so I'm looking for something fairly simple to do the job.
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Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1 is now available for testing. The current
plan is to have an additional release candidate each Friday until the
eventual 10.3 release, (Ian can follow up to state what the planned date
is for that).
The tag in the git repository for Mesa 10.3-rc1 is 'mesa-10.3-rc1'.
I have also pushed a tag '10.3-branchpoint' to mark the point where
master and 10.3 diverge. This should make git-describe a bit more
As a reminder, with the 10.3 branch now created, patches nominated with:
will now be candidates only for the new 10.3 branch. To nominate patches
for the older 10.2 branch as well, please use:
CC: "10.2 10.3"
The expectation is that the 10.2 branch will remain alive with bi-weekly
releases until after 10.3.1 release.
Mesa 10.3 release candidate 1 is available for download from