This is a proud day as NI mate v1.11 is the first release to support Ubuntu 12.04! Please bear in mind that this is the first Ubuntu (in fact any kind of GNU/Linux) release that we’ve made and could still prove unstable in some situations. The Ubuntu installation instructions can be found at the bottom of this post. Other Ubuntu and Linux versions could also work, but we don’t guarantee this at the moment. We look forward to feedback on this release from all you Linux afficionados!
New features in v1.11 for all:
Fully scalable UI. You can now resize the UI freely.
The main UI window position and size is now saved on exit.
Option to send/not send the ghost feed as the alpha channel of other live views.
For full licence owners there’s even more new stuff in v1.11:
New Color ID live view mode to make it easy to pick each user separately from the feed. For more info see the documentation.
MIDI triggers can now be drawn over Live view outputs.
Detached & full screen live view modes to make it easier to see what’s happening when adjusting other parameters.
The joint orientation wasn’t always sent properly even though the joint location was sent.
Ubuntu installation instructions:
- Doubleclick on the package and install via Ubuntu Software Center.
(the installation will complete with the package still showing the “Install” option until the package database is updated)
- Install via terminal
sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/Delicode-NI-mate_1.11-ubuntu_amd64.deb
if you don’t have qt libraries installed this will complain about missing dependencies, the dependencies can be fixed with:sudo apt-get -f install
If you have plugged the sensor to the computer before installing NI mate, please restart the computer after installation.
Please note that in order to use the connected sensor, NI mate needs to stop the default sensor driver in the Ubuntu kernel from being used. This will effectively stop the sensor from working as a webcam.
As always, thanks for using NI mate! Now go get NI mate v1.11 from the download page!