Wildflowers, by Altitude

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A very nice and relaxing vacation week in Austria comes to its end. It was fascinating to see how nature changes by altitude: the lower areas had big and ‘expensive’ flowers, while in the higher areas they were much smaller and had to survive a much harsher environment.

Wildflower

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Mountain Views in Zugspitz Area

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I have good friends in Texas which think that there are no mountains in the Alps: at the time when they visited Switzerland, there were no mountains visible because of low clouds :-(. So their believe is that all the mountains I show are created with Photoshop!  To prove that they are wrong (or that I indeed have good Photoshop skills), a collection of mountains from the Austrian mountain tours the past week:

Trail towards the Sonnenspitze

Trail towards the Sonnenspitze

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Sunset Light on Zugspitze

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The weather cleared up, after some rain in the morning. Getting up early for hiking on beautiful trails, including climbing parts in the southern Zugspitz mountain area. My training level is very low as I had no practice this year yet due all the work load. With the result that at the end of the day, I’m very tired with my muscles burning. But I’m full of memories from this wonderful day in the mountains. And this got topped with a beautiful golden sunset. Instead sharing pictures from the tour, I share pictures from the end of the day…

Zugspitze Sunset

Zugspitze Sunset

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GNU Libs with Debug Information: Rebuilding the GNU ARM Libraries

With my DIY tool chain (see “Constructing a Classroom IDE with Eclipse for ARM“) I get a complete tool chain. I do not need to build that tool chain from the sources for Windows, as all the binaries are nicely pre-compiled and made available. But there is one issue I face from time to time: as the libraries provided by ARM do not come with sources and debug information enabled, I end up with that “No source available for …” message in the debugger:

No Source Available

No Source Available

The solution is to grab the C/C++ library sources from the ARM launchpad site and get it built locally the way I need it.

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