• AllWinner,  Windows

    Flashing an AllWinner device via LiveSuit from Windows 8

    Flashing an AllWinner device using the LiveSuit tool from Windows 8 isn’t as obvious as it seems. First, as usual with a new operating system, not all drivers works and you must find the “right” version. Second, as the previous issue wasn’t enough, with Windows 8 isn’t possible without some trick to install an “unsigned” driver. “unsigned” driver means a device driver that isn’t approved by Microsoft; on previous Windows versions, when installing an unsigned driver Windows asked for approval to the user. Today, Windows 8 doesn’t ask for approval and sometime refuses the installation without telling anything, it silently exits the driver installation window. So, first you need to…

  • Qt

    Qt Creator 2.6.2 hangs under Windows 8

    What a bad surprise when, installing my new Windows 8 box, I found that I couldn’t compile any of my Qt Projects! I couldn’t even running an instance of Qt Creator 2.6.2, because when it tries to open the project file, it hangs with that stupid white window… “Qt Creator is not responding…” Well, I tried the following: Installing a different MinGW version, Installing the new Qt5.0.1 library, modifying the projects files… nothing worked, though removing the QT+=xxx and the TARGET=yyy or the TEMPLATE=zzz lines makes sometime starting it. Anyway, the obvious solution is to downgrade the Qt Creator version to 2.6.1, it seems to work well (at least: it opens…