Weeknotes 15

  • Deep in Linux compliers
  • I am still having issues with the virtual audio cable software on Windows. So, rather than keep doing the same thing I have been doing for the past few years and expecting a different result, I have decided to step back and try and get Jaero (the main aircraft decoding software) built on Linux.
    Of course (perhaps stupidly) I am trying to build it on a Raspberry Pi…. The thought of being able to walk someone through the steps of setting up a satcom ground station built around a Pi has been a romantic idea of mine since the start.
    Anyway, its been a minefield. The big problem is that the Raspberry Pi Foundation for what ever reasons decided to split away from Debian and went with Raspberry PiOS and it is woefully out of date.
    This has resulted in a crazy learning curve on compiling and building stuff from source.
    Oddly, my assbackwards approach of building the program I need before even working on getting the SDR (Software Defined Radio) software installed and working seems to be the right thing to have done. If I had spent time on the SDR stuff I would have had to have rebuilt it a bunch of times.
    Also notes…. For the first time in ages I am actually making rough notes of what I am doing… sort of had to, its crazy complicated just to try and build the thing.
    At this point, I have no idea if its even going to run on the Pi, won’t know till I get it built and I am probably 10 to 15 hours way from even getting it done.
    Madness I tell you, madness. Its all going to end in tears.

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  • The Instagram photos on this blog were broken for a bit.
    All fixed now.
    Note to self. I should post more photos to Instagram.