With the release of windows 8, there is an issue with the Flirc drivers because they weren’t signed. Windows 8 doesn’t allow installation of unsigned drivers enforcing you to basically turn all signature recognition off. Although, it just asked me if I wanted to ‘install the driver anyways’, but nonetheless, plenty of people wrote in here.
I created signed drivers and attached them to the bottom of the forum.
I’ll make these official as soon as I get a tad bit of feedback, but they will be incorporated into the installer so you wont have to manually do an installation through device manager.
On the software front I’m still cleaning up, re-vamping my build system. Today I got working a tool called NSIS on OSX. That creates an installer for windows. Why is that awesome? From my new build system and on my mac, not only will everything get compiled and updated, but I will be able to cross compile a windows executable and then even make the installer. I don’t need windows anymore to do any development or deployment, just test.
The hardware front is going smoothly too. I updated the boards to help with yield, as I previously mentioned in my last blog entry. I’m expecting 100 sample boards to get back to test soon.
I mentioned I would follow up with how I planned on improving yield, so I’ll share that as well when I get some more time.
I’m going to make a huge effort to update the blog once a week. I want to do a better job of letting everyone know that I’m still working extremely hard on making this product perfect.