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[aprssig] Embeded LINUX display

Andrew Rich vk4tec at people.net.au
Fri Feb 22 22:40:54 UTC 2008


I can do away with the need for MySQL positions by just having flat files.

The filename could contain the object and the contents could store the 
position.

A groomer script would get rid of old files 





On Saturday 23 February 2008 07:09:35 Michael Miller wrote:
> I think it really depends on how much you are willing to spend $$ and
> what your definition of embedded is.
>
> >  My question is about embeded LINUX devices.
>
> Are you talking about a product like the Nokia N800 or a OEM Board?
>
> >  They say they run LINUX, but what does this mean ?
>
> In the embedded Linux space usually you have a board with a processor
> ( ARM, PowerPC, Intel or MIPS ) running 50 to 500 Mhz low power ( runs
> off DC 12 VDC to 15 VDC).  Again usually these boards run a stripped
> down Linux Kernel with only the modules and hardware / device driver
> support need for your board.  You find some boards running UcLinux or
> BusyBox depending on the OEM board vendor support options for Linux.
>
> >  Do they have the ability to run perl, MySQL and GD ?
>
> It depends on your toolchains for the embedded linux distribution you
> are using.  If your using a distribution that uses glibc  then you can
> run MySQL but due to limited memory and processor speed it is
> unfeasible IMHO.  Have you looked at Sqlite for a SQL database engine?
>
> >  Here is a sample of what I mean
> >
> >  http://tech-software.net/cdti.htm
>
> That is interesting what kind of receiver are you using and how are
> you connecting it to your computer?  I.E. USB RS-232 serial?
>
> Mike Miller
>
> WL7CSL
>
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