Re: [tracker2] Remote script updates
> I hope that includes a CRC or checksum. Without one, a fat-fingered orIf it's sent over the air, the packet will have a checksum at least.
> character could produce unexpected and potentially disasterous results.
Otherwise I'd suggest pasting it one line at a time. The script engine
is pretty safe and shouldn't do anything harmful if the script gets
corrupted - worst case, it could poke values into RAM and cause problems.
> Thanks for the scipting engine. This should be fun. At some point downI've got an LPC2387 board sitting on my desk now. 512 KB flash, 96 KB
> the road, I envision an OT3 or OT4 running embedded Linux with a lot of
> memory to play with for things like a Perl or Python interpreter.
RAM, 72 MHz (vs. 60K, 2K, and 7.3 MHz for the T2), USB, Ethernet, SD/MMC
interface, real-time clock, etc. All for about $3 more than the T2's
Of course, that Ethernet port has the potential to eat up a LOT of code
space with new features. It'll need to work as an IGate, of course, and
then a web-based configuration system would be nice, and it could
function as an RF Ethernet bridge...
Embedded Linux would be a little heavy... I'll probably stick with
FreeRTOS (which I've already used on an Atmel ARM7 chip), unless
switching to a commercial system like uC/OS-II would make more sense.
In my original prototype I wrote my own USB drivers, SD/MMC interface,
FAT file system, and so on. If I can afford it, though, I'd rather just
focus on the TNC stuff and not have to reinvent the wheel.