#qi-hardware IRC log for Thursday, 2013-09-19

wpwrakwhoa. USRP just raised the bar for those USB SDR dongles: https://www.ettus.com/product/details/UB200-KIT14:47
wpwrakgot about time, too :)14:47
larscfunny14:57
larscsame chip as on the fmcomms214:57
wpwraka design win ! :)14:59
wpwrakyour has cooler "heatpipes", though :)14:59
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Disable inotify support if libopk is not found (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/0ee45d515:29
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Fix build for platforms without libopk (packages) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/694799715:29
pcercueisoooo15:29
pcercueiwhen do we merge that branch back to 'master'?15:30
mthnow?15:30
pcercueiI fixed the build for the old A320 toolchain, I assume it will compile just fine with the Nanonote toolchain too15:30
pcercueithe only new requirement it has, is the font15:31
pcercueiwhich is hardcoded in font.c15:31
pcercueifont.cpp15:31
mthDejaVu is OK license wise, afaik15:31
pcercuei(the path to the font)15:31
mthso it's only a packaging issue15:32
mthkyak (iirc) said that the current package script contains a frozen version15:32
mthso it would only become an issue when someone starts updating the package15:32
pcercueiok15:33
pcercueithe font it expects to find is /usr/share/fonts/truetype/dejavu/DejaVuSansCondensed.ttf15:33
pcercueihowever, it'd be better to have gmenu2x handle the font according to the theme15:33
kyakthat's correct.. as said, keep doing what you do15:34
pcercueiok, so we have your green light?15:35
kyakwhen someone gets to updating the git revision we run on nanonote, we'll fix possible problems as they appear15:35
pcercueiok15:35
kyakfranky speaking, i doubt this would happen any time soon15:35
pcercuei# Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 185 commits.15:38
pcercueimth: good job!15:38
kyaki just believe that if development have stopped on the nanonote side (that's realistic, optimistic would be "slowed down"), then it shouldn't block your active improvement15:38
pcercueiget ready to be spammed15:39
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Removed checks for manuals and screenshots in JPEG and BMP format (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/8472acc15:39
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Check for empty strings using empty() instead of comparing to "" (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/6c80a6615:39
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Eliminated selectedDir argument to LinkApp::launch() (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/d6deb2915:39
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Pass full path to LinkApp::launch (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/8d38dec15:39
qi-bot[commit] Maarten ter Huurne: Fixed bug with launch screen and double buffering (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/965340a15:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Also search the Default skin in the user directory for skin files (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/3ff6dc915:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Code factorisation (Add function inject_user_event() to utilities) (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/5d8fb6515:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: When started, load all OPKs in a thread to boost startup time (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/5c631d615:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Revert "When started, load all OPKs in a thread to boost startup time" (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/5eb8fb715:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Allow exiting the selector with B when not in explorer mode (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/20339c815:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Add function GMenu2X::getTouchscreen(), to simplify Link and LinkApp prototypes (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/1ff17d815:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Simplify again the prototype of LinkApp as gmenu2x->input is public (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/b73391415:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Make the Selector return the canonicalised absolute pathname (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/ba5ef5115:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Change API of InputManager: we don't care about key release events (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/dba6c3215:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Make the InputManager handle analog sticks as input (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/3ce314c15:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Fixes the Selector returning empty file/directory names (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/e86a96c15:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Recover last session from main() instead of constructor (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/0e4180415:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Disable inotify support if libopk is not found (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/0ee45d515:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Fix build for platforms without libopk (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/694799715:39
qi-bot[commit] Paul Cercueil: Merge branch 'packages' (master) http://qi-hw.com/p/gmenu2x/f99c5ee15:39
pcercueiwhat? :(15:41
mthpcercuei: a precaution was added to the bot after I did a huge merge on qi-kernel some years ago :)15:41
pcercueiI expected 185 messages from qi-bot 15:41
pcercueiah :p15:41
pcercueiI'll switch branch on buildroot too15:47
wpwraktoys ! toys ! toys ! (to sing to the tune of "girls, girls, girls" by Sailor, 1976)15:48
wpwrakinstead of these http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?x=22&y=18&lang=en&site=us&KeyWords=3M9513-ND16:04
wpwrakthey sent me those, though: http://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/71/71K-ND/153222416:04
wpwrakwell, doesn't really matter. i was about to phase out that style of connector anyway (using the "breakable" ones instead)16:05
wpwrakso i now have the raw materials for making large holders :)16:06
wpwrakmight actually be useful a mold clamps :)16:07
wpwrakthese should actually make nice game controllers for the ben: http://www.digikey.com/product-search/en?vendor=0&keywords=CKN10345-N16:20
wpwrakneeds six signals: two to select the group of switches (wheel+center or direction), and 3-4 for the switch status. plus three diodes, to avoid confusion if there are multiple activations16:23
wpwrakwell, 6 diodes. seems that the nav switches can be combined too.16:24
DocScrutinizer05wpwrak: awesome "compatible replacement" they sent to you23:15
DocScrutinizer05USRP o.O23:17
DocScrutinizer05"transceiver" :-o23:18
wpwraknaw, they didn't try to replace it. they just picked the wrong part23:20
Action: DocScrutinizer05 idly wonders about the TX part23:20
wpwrakbut i don't actually need the critters i originally ordered since the breakable strip can replace them perfectly (and frees me from having to stock a dozen different sizes)23:22
DocScrutinizer05God, if only they had added and integrated an up-converter for the range 50kHz..50MHz23:22
DocScrutinizer05I'd probably throw money at the screen23:22
DocScrutinizer05the tech specs "page" is a bit sparse23:23
DocScrutinizer05wait... no such page at all23:23
DocScrutinizer05hmm, 2p pdf23:24
wpwrakit's probbaly all in the source :)23:24
DocScrutinizer05yeah23:28
DocScrutinizer05I actually found one figure that tells me sth: +10dBm TX out23:29
DocScrutinizer05but way more interesting would be proper sesitivity figures23:29
DocScrutinizer05well, SSb/LO suppression is a clear value, but not THAT interesting23:30
DocScrutinizer05and WTF 1.5deg_RMS@3.5GHz ??23:31
DocScrutinizer05I'm prolly too noob to that stuff to figure what it might mean23:31
DocScrutinizer05rcv Noise figure: <8dB, hmmm23:32
DocScrutinizer05and look at the abysmal "picture" upper right in those 2 pages pdf :-S23:33
DocScrutinizer05you have to wonder how they managed to get it that crappy23:34
DocScrutinizer05well, obviously this device is not meant to get connected to antennae directly23:40
DocScrutinizer05nevertheless quite interesting23:44
DocScrutinizer05maybe not as a replacement for a sony multiband receiver http://www.sony.de/product/por-world-band-receivers/icf-sw7600gr but definitely for lab usage23:49
DocScrutinizer05http://www.eu.rigolna.com/dsa815/?gclid=CMm7ydHT2LkCFUi33godS28ATA  9kHz..1.5GHz :-/ hmm23:51
DocScrutinizer05HMMMMM http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/en/product/fsl-productstartpage_63493-8042.html23:54
DocScrutinizer05I don't even bother to find price for the latter ;-)23:56
DocScrutinizer05if you happen to have a surplus one you need to dump at my site, please don't forget to also dump all the extensions from http://www.rohde-schwarz.com/en/product/fsl-options_63490-8042.html23:59
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