DataExplorer


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DataExplorer is looking for contributors for new supported languages and/or new supported devices. If you're interested, please take a look at this Contributing. Thanks.

Introduction

The DataExplorer is free software, please see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html. It is also available at no cost, but without any warranty. Since the implementation is based on Java using the free available libraries RXTXcomm and SWT the execution of this program is possible under a number of popular operating systems like 32/64 Bit GNU/Linux and MS Windows and Mac OS. An Android version of DataExplorer is available via PlayStore. To execute the only prerequisite is an installed Java runtime with version 1.6 or higher, like IcedTea. The DataExplorer gathers data from connected devices and display this data for a various of further analysis. Actual the following devices are available as plug-in:

More device are under construction. Help doing this is very welcome.

New similar to existing devices can be easily created by using the integrated DevicePropertyEditor application without coding effort. A device API (IDevice) is defined to enable a relative simple adaptation of a new device as plug-in to integrate into the application framework. Documentation how to proceed doing this is under construction.

Inquiries about APIs and how to integrate new devices into the framework are welcome (send questions to http://lists.nongnu.org/mailman/listinfo/dataexplorer-help or direct to the maintainer mailto:Winfried.Bruegmann@web.de).

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Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Mac OS X, Windows 7, Windows XP (klick to resize)

         

Download

The latest version of DataExplorer can be found and downloaded at downloads or http://savannah.nongnu.org/files/?group=dataexplorer. Currently, the latest is quite often the greatest, so consider trying out the anonymous CVS provided on savannah.

Plug-ins

The DataExplorer application consists of a kernel application and plug-ins. Very similar devices following the same data schema are grouped into one plug-in. A good example is the eStation plug-in which groups the eStation BC6, eStation BC610, eStation BC8, eStation 902 and the Pichler P6 as well as the Pichler P60 charger/discharger devices. There are a lot of charger discharger charger devices which are using the same processor and firmware and are usage compatible. This clones might not be known by name and therefore are not directly available using the device name. Such devices can be easily enabled using the DevicePropertyEditor.

Mailinglists

Two mailing lists have been set up on the nongnu.org server.

Use the source

http://savannah.nongnu.org/ is the GNU hosting server, available for general free software packages. You find the DataExplorer there under http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/dataexplorer. On Savannah you can browse the DataExplorer sources in cvs. You can also report bugs there. For discussions, please use the mailinglists instead of the Savannah-provided forum, we do not want people to have to look at too many places for information, and mailman was there first.

Contributing

There are lots of things to do. Current suggestions can be found at the task manager http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/dataexplorer. To give you some ideas:

If you have some spare time, sign up in bug-gift and help-gift, and tell us what you would like to do, what kind of hacking you prefer, and we find out what's best for you. There is enough for everyone.

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