Almost two years, also RISC-V
December 22, 2022 • Issue 49
This newsletter is closing in on two years of operation. I'd love to hear some feedback. I'm not going to make a form or survey but I will ask that you reply to this email with some feedback if you have anything to add about the following:
Thanks, I enjoy putting this together and hope it is useful to you all. -Lars (of Underjord.io)
Official project updates
Lots of updates so I'll share Frank's general announcement from the Slack:
And regarding the RISC-V stuff (this primarily concerns the Mango Pi MQ Pro which has a working Nerves system):
If you've been under a rock for a bit. This is Bumblebee, existing ML models adapted to Nx and Elixir. Rumor has it that Frank has already tried running one of these models on a Pi 4 CPU. Rumor also says it was not very fast.
On to all the updates:
All the other systems get essentially these updates:
Other updates & details
This is a security/bug fix release for v1.21.4.
This update pulls in Buildroot 2022.11. Most projects that work with nerves_system_br v1.21.x shouldn’t need any changes with this update, but please review the Buildroot release notes.
This release adds a riscv64 glibc toolchain since that has more support than muslc in the RISC-V community at the moment.
This release bumps GCC from 11.3 to 12.2.
Puppets and Nerves! The Code BEAM America 2022 talks are here!
The playlist is here. Of special relevance to Nerves is:
Build animatronics with Nerves by Flora Petterson (@email@example.com)
Keep an eye out for an upcoming BEAM Radio episode as well.
Keynote Panel hosted by Randall Thomas
Keynote: Security Under the BEAM by Boy Multerer
Evision smart cells for computer vision models
Cocoa keeps delivering cool stuff. Evision is really neat if you want to do OpenCV under Elixir and as such can help us with Nerves work and cameras. They just launched a "model zoo" for Livebook that gives you some quick ways to see how to use it for a number of interesting tasks such as face detection, detecting people outlines and such.
Tweet announcing the thing.
Nerves Meetup on 28th of December
The next event looks to be 28th of December. Double-check from your own device as it usually lies to me. It is telling me 29th over here :P
Keep an eye on the Meetup page for updates.
Supporting the Nerves project
We want to encourage everyone to contribute in whatever way works for them. Here are some ways we currently recommend:
Finally, if you have questions about the newsletter or want to suggest something you can simply respond to this email it will go directly to me, Lars, who edits this thing. Let me know what you think.
- Lars, Underjord.io