wow, this is still alive.
i quit checking in after interest dwindled.
have made a bit of progress
settled on beagleboard for server as all the various
pi's at $25 never materialized.
using a stripped ubuntu as os as debian only
runs in compatibility mode on arm proc.
turns out on latest gen of handheld devices
across apple ios, android, windows, this will
be a web app not a native one.
using apache and lighttp as servers
side by side for now and trying to marshall
threads to keep fork/exec per request to a min.
using vnc which runs on win/apple/unix/android
and allows me to talk to opencpn
on same net
from all devices.
is there an opencpn
port for arm?
still looking for a good free video streamer for
movies and radar
over handhelds from server at nav station.
working on common ether interface using pic
so backbone wiil be erher or wifi
looked at wifly chipset but price
is prohibitive and
arduimo but it is too crippled.
peripherals in design:
xml via deamon on unix to
a serial/nema 0183
output relays protocol tbd for
, lights, etc.
theres the status.
may be getting some help this summer
from some college students at ga. tech
one can only hope. lot of sw here.
then theres the physical dsn.
this stuff is all duct tape and coat hangars right now.