Website migration

In an earlier post we mentioned our wish to transition away from github after it being acquired by Microsoft.

Now, we announce that we will be migrating our website away from google sites. The reason is that google has rolled out a replacement for the classic sites, and are heavily promoting migration which indicates that the classic sites may be phased out. Here is an official post from google which is vague to the point of laughable: (post on deprecation of google sites classic)

To save our future selves from tedious meta work like this, we hope this will be the very last time our website needs to be migrated. The way we intend to make sure it is indeed the last time, is outlined in the migration plan posted here.


Milestone: OctoMY now builds for Windows!

It has always been an ambition of this project to be portable accross platforms, and I am happy to announce that the first successful build of the project was completed today.

This marks a milestone for the OctoMY project, and I hope to maintain this success in all future versions.

On the technical side, the project was built with the mingw tool chain supplied with QtCreator. Some more work remains before we can have MSVC builds, but we are getting there ever so slowly. Also many features were disabled in the build. I added a few more compile time switches to allow disabling some features that will require more work before being ready for windows. And also, there are already some bugs. But, a successfull and running build is a sucessful and running build!

OctoMY Agent running on Win10

OctoMY Hub running on Win10

OctoMY Remote running on Win10


OctoMY will transition from github to gitlab shortly

Following the news that Microsoft has acquired github, we will consider transitioning all source code and material to gitlab in the medium to long term.

The reason we want to do this is that we feel there is a considerable risk involved when it comes to Microsoft's strategy relating to open source projects. Rather than blindly accepting this risk, we choose to mitigate it.

Expect more details about a possible move.


New from Boston Dynamics today

First is the longest video of spot yet with some screen captures of the actual software taht is running on it.

Second atlas is jogging around in the brush, jumping over a log