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1028RE: [tracker2] Re: Garmin "Database Error"

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  • scott@opentrac.org
    Sep 20, 2006
      Maybe after the cleanup and refactoring is done it'll be more practical to migrate to Java.
      I do worry about cross-platform serial support though.  Many high-level packages just don't cut it.  At least I don't have to have it send a break signal like it used to, but there's still quite a bit of baud rate switching and flushing and such going on.  It has to send reset sequences at several different rates and get back to 19200 baud within a few hundred milliseconds to listen for an ACK.  Even adding a USB adapter into the mix complicates things because of the added latency and the variation in how they respond to baud rate changes.
      I'm working to simplify things, but some of it is still going to be a little funky.

      From: tracker2@yahoogroups.com [mailto:tracker2@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of James Jefferson Jarvis
      Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2006 6:11 AM
      To: tracker2@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [tracker2] Re: Garmin "Database Error"

      Also, Java has good cross platform serial support these days. RXTX has been
      working flawlessly for me.

      In general I'm not a big vocal proponent of Java, but this seems like a great
      app for it. I've been writing some similar programs and they have been very
      easy to put together a quick GUI for talking to a serial device.


      On Tuesday 19 September 2006 23:29, David wrote:
      > That's fair; I'm not sure I could handle a refactoring of someone
      > else's code. I have however had a great deal of success with using
      > perl to crowbar my way through a great many operational challenges.
      > (that's doublespeak for "janitorial services in the high performance
      > computing world")
      > If there is a way to put your command structure into a form that I
      > could grok, then we might have something for unix.
      > Well, it might be a long term thing, implementing a few important
      > things and adding more as time goes by.
      > Think on it. I really just need to to focus on getting up to speed on
      > the ot2's operation for now.
      > Good night,
      > Dave
      > --- In tracker2@yahoogroup s.com, <scott@...> wrote:
      > > A couple of people have tried to tackle porting the config tool, with
      > > varying levels of success. It's not something I'd want to dump on
      > an unpaid
      > > volunteer, though. It's a serious mess internally. I'll be working on
      > > cleaning it up when I get a chance.
      > >
      > > Scott
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