New Release: Arduino Create Agent 1.2.0
On January 27, 2021, Arduino announced the release of the latest version of Arduino Create Agent. They’re referring to this update as Arduino Create Agent 1.2.0.
Back in November of last year, they had released version 1.1.252, but a new version of the program was definitely overdue.
In this article, we look at everything you ought to know about the fundamentals of Arduino Create Agent and also the most significant highlights of this new release. Hopefully it should add value to your user experience with the entire Arduino Create ecosystem!
Arduino Create Agent
Arduino Create is Arduino’s proprietary platform that integrates applications and devices so that you can easily write and share your code, content, and projects.
Using Arduino Create, you can start and edit projects online anywhere there’s an internet connection using the IDE editor. You can also connect across multiple Arduino devices using the IoT Cloud. In addition, you can set up many third-party devices with the Manager for Linux.
Once you have your set up all connected, you’ll be able to use the Arduino Project Hub to find new projects you might want to build. On the Project Hub, you get access to schematics, step-by-step guides, and informative user feedback. Then, when your new project is built, you can also use the Project Hub to share your creation with the community.
With Arduino Create, you can have a continuous workflow all from one dashboard. The platform makes it easy to connect all the aspects of the project journey from inspiration to development to feedback to continuous development.
In order to get started with Arduino Create, you can find out everything you need to know with the Getting Started guide. Part of the process of getting started will include installing the Arduino Create Agent.
The Arduino Create Agent is a single binary that sits on your tray bar and works in the background so that you can use any of the Arduino Create applications in order to upload your code directly from the browser to any Arduino board that’s connected by USB.
What’s New in Arduino Create Agent 1.2.0
One of the most significant changes included in version 1.2.0 of Arduino Create Agent is a new CI/CD pipeline that’s based on GitHub Actions.
Some of the other most noteworthy changes include:
- UX enhancements
- A brand-new status bar icon
- A refractor system tray menu
- New go-modules for dependencies
- 32- and 64-bit Windows binaries
- A new crash report tool
- Virustotal scan
To find out more about all the updates included in the 1.2.0 release, you can discover the full changelog here.
Help Arduino Find & Fix Bugs for the Create Agent!
Arduino is still working to fix various crashing and stability issues, which they anticipate will be resolved in new releases that should be coming out soon. You can help the development team find and fix bugs by setting up Crash Report in GitHub.
Now let us know, have you tried out Arduino Create Agent (this newest version or any of the earlier releases)? Tell us about your experience.
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