[time-nuts] Venus838LPx-T opinions?

Dave Mallery dave.mallery at gmail.com
Sun Jul 24 15:58:50 EDT 2016

I have been running Heather on Ubuntu MATE 16-04 since Mark released it.

Currently running or a R Pi 3B with lots of machine to spare!


Dave Mallery

On Sun, Jul 24, 2016 at 12:03 PM, Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I am the creator author of Lady Heather.   The code in Lady Heather
> started out from a program that I wrote  to control Magellan GPS receivers
> (like the OEM-5000) back in days of the first Gulf War... it ran under DOS
> as a text mode only program.
> When TAPR did their group buy for Trimble Thunderbolts I bought one and
> modified the code to work with it.   Again, basically a DOS program that
> could run under Windows and do some plotting.   The idea was to keep it
> simple and had a lot of kludges to minimize memory usages so it could run
> on low-end discarded machines.
> John Miles added support for running properly under Windows using his
> WIN_VFX library.   Then the fun began and things began to get out of
> control.   Lots of new features,  silly features,  useful features, not so
> useful features were added.   There is still code/compile options in there
> for a DOS compatible compile, but too much has been added for that to ever
> work again...
> A few months back, I added support for working under Linux using X11 as
> the graphics / keyboard interface.  That code is what it in the Rev 4.0
> beta that is on John's web site.
> Lately I have been adding support for working with receivers other than
> those in the Trimble Thunderbolt family.   It is now working with Trimble,
> Motorola, Jupiter, Sirf, Venus, Ublox, NMEA, SCPI (Z38xx), UCCM, and a few
> others.  It also works with GPSD (a sort of universal GPS receiver
> interface for Linux).  It can also work as a system clock display without a
> GPS receiver connected.
> I hope to have the newest code finalized and released shortly... I'm
> waiting on a couple of new receivers to come in.
> Lady Heather is free, open-source software now released under the very
> permissive MIT license...
> ----------
> > Mark, what's your official link to Lady Heather.... and how do we donate
> to the cause?
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Dave Mallery, K5EN                 (ubuntu linux 16-04)
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