Beta Microchip IDE for Linux, Mac

ahri tipped us to a new beta version of the Microchip development software for PIC microcontrollers, MPLABX. Looks like it’s Java based, and there’s Linux and Mac versions too. This will make a lot of people happy. Grab the preview here, and share your experience in the comments. We’re installing it now. Via the forum.

Bus Pirate bootloader v4 console for Linux, Mac

It looks like some people are having problems with the ds30 Loader GUI for the Bus Pirate v4 bootloader on Linux or Mac with Mono, and many would prefer not to install Mono at all. pppd cooked up a simple console application (updated version here) for the v4 bootloader in Linux and MacOSX (and Windows). […]