I've been working on a pet project using the FLDigi API for a couple of weeks, and have a question for W1HKJ. Does he happen to hang around on this list? I've built a nice library (a ruby gem, specifically) for using FLDigi as a modem, making it very easy to write ruby scripts to send and receive data (as well as control the radio). But there's one thing I desperately need (want?) that's not in the API - the ability to read the multiple data streams as received in the Signal Browser from the API.
If you're interested in seeing the library in it's current state, the gem is here:
(or just type "sudo gem install fldigi" on Linux, Mac, or FreeBSD). If you'd like the full source, etc, it's hosted here:
It's not 100% ready for prime time, so I wouldn't rely too much on it yet. It's pretty stable and it works very nicely, but at this point, I can't promise that my API (heh, an API for the API) won't change. I'm still finding better ways to do things, which often require breaking the old way. But it works well enough to do some really useful things with,
and it abstracts the FLDigi API into something much easier to use from ruby.
It might work on Windows (or it might not). I don't own or have access to a Windows machine, so it's untested there. It will almost certainly control FLDigi running on Windows, but I don't know if my library itself will run there or not. I do my development on Mac and Linux. I don't do anything deliberately to exclude use with Windows, but I also don't know what I don't know about compatibility.
FWIW, I'm open to suggestions as to additions and/or changes to the library. I'm writing it for my own project, but I'm writing it with the intent that it's useful as
a general-purpose tool to do lots and lots of things. For example, I wrote a PropNet client with it, and it would be trivial to write an HF APRS client (which I started, then got sidetracked).
Posted by: jeff-CDdbmnNP9qodnm+yROfE0A@public.gmane.org