Update on the Community
We have identified a bug which could lead to delete all documents when deleting a user. To roll out the patch, we will need to have a downtime for maintenance.
The maintenance is planned for Tuesday 23 June at 4pm US Pacific time. It means very early morning for Europe (1:00 CEST) and 7am for Shanghai on Wednesday 24th.
The downtime planned is under one hour. As usual, we will remove the banner on the homepage when the maintenance is finished.
Community Platform Upgrade
We have started the work to upgrade the community to the latest revision of the software. This will have several effects for current members and visitors:
- User interface update: on top of changing some colours, we will be able to have more helpful menus to help you navigate the community. The colour scheme should overall be less toned down.
- Bug fixing: the upgrade should address numerous bugs you may have observed. Of course, it might bring a few new ones too
- New features
- Android mobile app: the possibility to have push notifications on Android will return. We unfortunately lost it in January due to app updates from our supplier.
- Community pages: for each community, we will have the ability to have additional tabs/pages. This will allow us to have introductions and links to other sites.
- Better mobile support: you can already use the community on your mobile phone. On top of the mobile apps, we will have a responsive web design to best fit the different screen sizes for those who can't or don't want to use the dedicated mobile applications.
The start of the work was delayed so I am not able to yet give you a relaunch date. The target has been to have the new version available to everyone between mid-August and mid-September.
Our aim is to stay close to the standard product to ease upgrades. If you are interested in having early access and help us shape it, comment here or contact me privately. This community is primarily for you!
Single Sign On - One Login for the Main ARM Sites
I understand having different login details depending on which site you browse is a big ask. There are quite a few reasons why it was done this way (time out, little info asked from community members, service availability, spam prevention...) but we are working on improving that. Part of the requirements we have put forward is being able to login with the email address, and with external identity providers (social networks, OpenID...). Once the project is approved and we have internal processes in place, I will be able to give more information. Today is too early to tell you what it will look like and which features we will support.
However, I can tell you that our goal is to simplify the current processes for employees, partners and individual contributors.
Here are a few items on the community I believe you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.
- ARM and Partner blog posts about the 52nd Design Automation Conference (DAC)
- ARM Cortex-M0 assembly programming tips and tricks from jensbauer, electronics design engineer
- The lastest Embedded News roundup (June 15, 2015); Top dev boards, Pi, Beagle and Odroid. More M&A coming? from David Blaza, Embedded & IoT consultant.
- Programmer's Guide for ARMv8-A recently released by ARM technical publications and Porting to ARM 64-bit from Chris Shore, ARM training and education manager (and an ARM expert too).
- A reminder that ARMv8-A: Meet the experts – A tour of the new GICv3 architecture -Webinar will take place next week. Follow the registration link in that post to register.
- A step-by-step guide/tutorial on Using Streamline to Guide Cache Optimization from Jonathan, software engineer.
Featured Member - Ash Wilding
Ash is a software engineer in our partner enablement team. Among other projects/products, he is supporting the Juno ARM Development Platform, the ARMv8 development tool created by ARM. You can subscribe (=follow) to Ash to get updates on content like his Tutorial: Running Bare-Metal code at EL3 on the Juno board.
Featured Partner - Freescale
Next week, the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) is taking place. That's why I featured partner is Freescale today. You can also learn more about the event in Lori Kate Smith's blog post: FTF – An Event Not to Miss: Keynotes, Startups, Smart Technology and More.
Do you know about an industry event or have you noticed an interesting piece of news?
You are welcome to post them in the News community.
Have a question about the community?
First check to see if the question has already been answered in Community Help, and if not, start a new thread.
Thanks for reading, now please contribute!