I know I've been quiet for some time, but this 2016 is being really tough for me, with almost 2 jobs to carry on and very limited time to dedicate to the QLC+ project.
Time that at this stage I prefer to dedicate to the QLC+ 5 developments, as an attempt to accelerate the arrival of a date where I can publish a first usable version.
Unfortunately that day is still far away as far as I can tell. However, I will upload pretty soon one or two videos showing what I've been doing in the last year on QLC+ 5.
Exciting features are coming !
Anyway, today I released a new software image for the Raspberry Pi. In the previous image I decided to drop the support for Raspberry Pi 1, aiming to gain a bit of performance optimization for the current Pi generation...but then I realized there's also the Raspberry Pi Zero, which is based on the same ARM architecture of the Pi 1 ! Ouch...
So I took a step back, and now my image supports all the Raspberry Pi models.
Thanks to a QLC+ user donation (thanks Tim !) I now own the Zero too, so I could see with my eyes a freaking tiny and cheap board, giving life to QLC+ on my 42" LG UHD TV !
I grew up following many technology innovations that changed the world. From the MSDOS times, to the touchscreen era and the Facebook anti-social phenomenon.
From text to graphics, from graphics to 3D, from 3D to...I can't tell which one is real !
But if someone told me 15 years ago that one day a $5 computer would have been able to animate lights on a stage or decode full HD videos, I would have told them they were crazy.
But here we are, 30 seconds of wait and your lights are up !
(from left to right: RPi 1, Zero, 2 and 3)
What a happy family, isn't it ?
Seeing that picture reminds me how far the QLC+ project has gone, and how long the road has been...and how many miles there are still to walk !
Alright, enough of this, let's go back to QLC+ 5 !