Re: [softrock40] Re: PowerSDR for Linux?
- Hello Craig.
I agree with you running Kubuntu 10.04 here works fine easy to use.
I think there is work going on with SDR-Shell, Linrad and Quisk.
Sid and a few others may have something to say about it all.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Craig" <w6dvc@...>
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2010 7:06 PM
Subject: [softrock40] Re: PowerSDR for Linux?
> I'm not a programmer, so I can't be much help there. If there is a matter
> of money, I'm not above forking out some dough for a worthy cause. Is it
> time, money or knowledge that prevents us (SDR / Linux community) from
> having access to high end SDR software that will run on Linux?
> I think with the release of Ubuntu 10.04 there is going to be an explosion
> of growth in new Linux users. In just a few evenings I was able to become
> 95% Windows free. There really isn't much of a learning curve if you have
> been a computer user for any length of time. Very intuitive. I triple
> boot, Win XP, Ubuntu 10.04 and Mint 9. Only reason I ever boot XP is for
> my scanner software (Silverfast), CAD and SDR work. IMHO, now is the right
> time for a high end Linux SDR project to begin. We have Tony's excellent
> RXTX and RX Ensembles. Isn't about time we had a top notch open source
> software to go with them?
> If we have to start from scratch on a Linux SDR software project, fine.
> Is there interest?
> If so, how can we "gettr done"?
> Craig W6DVC
>> I looked at it, and decided that it would be easier to start one from
>> scratch ;-)
>> It wouldn't be terribly hard to do, really - I've just had very little
>> success in getting dttsp to compile and run. The GUI elements could be
>> ported across to something like Gtk+ quite easily. Most of the
>> libraries used (pthreads, fftw3) are already pretty common in Linux
>> apps. Doing audio stuff in Linux is probably easier in any other OS,
>> because you've got jack to simplify your processing loop.
>> Gordon MM0YEQ
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- On 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