- I suspect it will be a long time, if ever before Flex ends up porting PowerSDR to Linux. They d need a good percentage of the market for high end or mid rangeMessage 1 of 100 , Aug 2, 2010View SourceI suspect it will be a long time, if ever before Flex ends up porting PowerSDR to Linux. They'd need a good percentage of the market for high end or mid range amateur radio transceivers (or a government customer ordering a comparable number) before there could be a good business case for doing a port.
Their solution to the broken M$ USB support was to use Firewire.
Almost everyone who's already bought one of their fine products, voted with their wallets.
The few people who would make it a condition of sale to not use Windows most likely would be making the purchase based on existing open source that will meet their needs.
Its unfortunate that things so often end up this way, but they so often do so as a result of good business decisions at the point in time they're made.
- On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM, Jonathan Marsden N6JUMessage 100 of 100 , Aug 17, 2010View SourceOn Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM, Jonathan Marsden N6JU <jmarsden@...> wrote:
Lastly, if you are genuinely aiming to get packages into Ubuntu, using IRC to talk to the MOTU folks who hang out in the #ubuntu-motu channel on irc.freenode.net is a great way to get your questions answered. I have found them to be friendly and helpful to people who (like me!) are genuinely trying to get software packaged for Ubuntu, or to fix issues in existing Ubuntu software. If you are creating packages just for your own use, or for a PPA, which you never intend to work on to good enough to go into Ubuntu, then it's somewhat impolite to ask for much of their time.There is also the Ubuntu-hams team as a resource. We have some people with some packaging experience, although not the level of experience that you find on the packaging-specific lists and IRC channels. There's a lot of collective knowledge about various ham applications for Debian and Ubuntu, so feel free to drop in.#ubuntu-hams on freenodeI'm a recent subscriber to this list, having just started on the Softrock Ensemble RX/TX board.73, Steve Conklin, A!4QR