The DiSTI Corporation Announced the Maintenance Release of GL Studio 7.1

June 18, 2020 Tiera Oliver

The maintenance release from DiSTI updates platforms and tools supported by GL Studio and offers a number of smaller features.

Some changes within GL Studio 7.1 are:

  • Added support for Visual Studio 2019
  • Added support for CentOS 8 and Ubuntu 20.04
  • The GL Studio Editor for Linux is now 64-bit, improving the installation and user experience.
  • The GL Studio Editor and its packages now use Python 3.8 for scripting instead of the recently end-of-lifed Python 2.7.
  • GL Studio for WebGL now builds with WebAssembly, producing suitable programs.

GL Studio 7.1’s Editor and ES/Desktop Code Generator feature some new improvements to streamline development. For example, users now have the added ability to edit the location point of an object without moving it. Additionally, users can now create custom objects by clicking on the 3D canvas to place them rather than always appearing at the origin. Copying from the log now supports the more intuitive Ctrl+C to copy the highlighted text, rather than selecting copy from the right-click context menu.

With this update, DiSTI took users in the realm of DoD into account, this is why GL Studio’s 7.1 64 bit editor makes the installation and maintenance of GL Studio ideal. Automotive customers may appreciate that GL Studio 7.1’s deferred texture loading reduces startup times, and the updated hardware compressed texture generation is now more intuitive, according to the company.

Safety-Critical (SC) features remain a central part of every update. With GL Studio 7.1, the Safety-Critical Embedded C++ Code Generator plugin is now built into the main installer. Furthermore, the Safety-Critical Code Generator now generates code in the Calculate() function that is specialized for SC code, rather than requiring one to delete Desktop/ES code from that function before first use.

Customers under current maintenance and support contracts for GL Studio can log into DiSTI’s customer support portal to download the latest version.

For more information, visit: https://glstudio.disti.com/2020/06/16/glstudio71/

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Tiera Oliver, edtorial intern for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits as well as newsletter updates. She also assists in news content as far as constructing and editing stories. Before interning for ECD, Tiera had recently graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.A. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university's student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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