Tag Archives: linux

OpenViBE and Debian packages

Debian packages for OpenViBE have been a long time feature request… it may have been one of the firsts after the 2009 public release ! The neurodebian distro even had a TODO item to get a clean OpenViBE integration in their distro… Unfortunately, this whole interest did not end up with a clean package so […]

How to compile OpenViBE on a new Linux distro

OpenViBE is a portable software, meaning that it addresses several platforms and can be easily adapted to new platforms when needed. At the time of writing this post, OpenViBE is officially supported on two Operating Systems : Windows and Linux. It has been reported to work on Apple’ OSX as well but has not been […]

OpenViBE 0.9.0 released

OpenViBE 0.9.0 has been released last week. As usual, the announce has been posted on the official forum and the complete changelog can be found on the dedicated topic on the forum… In this new release, we added many small useful features for the users. The kind of feature you think of like “that would […]

Enabling socket communication with LuaSocket

A few weeks ago, I’ve been helping a user on the #openvibe IRC channel, to enable socket communication within lua. This post aims at helping interested people do the same LuaSocket is an addition of lua that actually enables socket communication within lua. It provides low level functionalities such as TCP / UDP communication, but […]

Starting the designer from a console

After a few weeks playing with OpenViBE, people usually ask me if it is possible to use OpenViBE as a scenario player, automatically loading and starting a scenario. Well indeed, it is possible to do this. In order to set up the Cite des Sciences demo, we had to install a click & play demo. […]

OpenViBE of interest to be packaged in some Linux distros

While browsing the web last week looking for “made with” candidates, I found out that some attempts had been made to package OpenViBE in Linux distros such as Debian-Med and OpenSuse. I am very happy to see such event happening. Indeed, this is not only OpenViBE users here, but actually people wanting to make OpenViBE […]

Keeping dependencies up to date

Part of making software available and usable to everyone includes keeping the dependencies up to date… I already discussed a few things about this in Making open source software available post and promised a later updates… well it won’t be this time Anyway, we had a veeeeery bad time upgrading the outdating Ogre 1.4 to […]

Hard drive crash

I didn’t post anything for a few days, sorry… I’ve been busy with a hard drive crash. Indeed, my BIOS reported a SMART alert on my main hard drive, requesting a quick backup and replace. Even if ignoring the warning worked, I definitely had to consider it and move to a new drive… This has been […]

Making open source software available

Today, I want to give you some feedback about making open source software available. One could think that this is as simple as “make your software“, “compress the sources“, “upload them somewhere“, “spread the link“, “done“… but it is not. Indeed, spreading a source code archive doesn’t make the availability of the software to the […]