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Visual Lint has been released
Thursday, January 18, 2018

Visual Lint has just been released. This is a maintenance update for Visual Lint 6.0, and includes the following changes:

  • Fixed a bug which could cause Visual C++ 2010-2017 project (.vcxproj) files which have configuration names containing brackets to be loaded incorrectly.
  • Fixed a race condition which could cause errors or a crash while loading MSBuild projects.
  • Added modified versions of several PC-lint 9.0 indirect files which are not supplied with PC-lint Plus 1.0 to the installer.
  • Added additional PC-lint Plus suppression directives to the indirect file lib-rb-win32.lnt supplied within the installer.

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Posted by Anna at 13:44 | Get Link


Happy New Year and all that!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018

So, here we are in another year, and with two weeks under our best so far things are starting to get done.

Happy New Year! Have a blue fish for Blue Monday

Although the post-Christmas period in our part of the world tends to be a bit of a gloomy experience (witness the concept of Blue Monday), we like to look at the hopeful stuff which is always there when you care to look for it.

For us, that means a few things.

We start this year in the knowledge that Gimpel has now released PC-lint Plus (yay!), which finally puts to bed the issues PC-lint 9.0 had with modern C++ code - and variadic templates in particular. For the unaware, PC-lint Plus uses Clang as a front-end, so it's absolutely futureproof with regard to C++ 17, C++ 20 etc.! We're spending a lot of our time developing library suppression files for the new version, so if you're running into issues with unexpected errors etc. let us know and we'll be happy to help.

The pricing and licencing model for PC-lint Plus is different from that for PC-lint 9.0, so that may take some getting used to but we have high hopes. Evaluation licences are available on request from Gimpel. They have also shared some of their future plans for the product with us, and although we're under NDA (and can't therefore share details of them yet) I can tell you that they are rather exciting.

Then there is the ACCU Conference in Bristol on 10th-14th April, and the Business of Software Conference Europe on 21st-22nd May (if you're in the USA, Business of Software USA is on 1st-3rd October in Boston, MA). We'll be at both ACCU and BoS Europe - in the former case with our full demo rig.

Finally, we're getting Visual Lint 6.5 ready for public release (more on that in the next mailshot) so internally we've been busy branching code, building, testing etc.

Visual Lint 6.5 will be an incrememental (and free!) upgrade to Visual Lint 6.0, but we think you'll like it.

Posted by Anna at 15:11 | Get Link