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Tweepy
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 7:51:31 AM
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Your MSO is stunning but as I only run Linux, I wonder if you are planning to do the port any time soon?
If yes, be sure I will buy the your QA100 instead of the Bitscope BS10.

Thanks.
support
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2011 4:23:46 PM
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No, we don't plan to port anytime soon. Sorry about that.
SJE94002
Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 5:56:41 AM
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See http://losingcontext.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/look-at-them-apples.jpg

The software could be much more portable. Mac OS X's Darwin layer is certified SUSv3 UNIX. Linux LSB-3 (or higher) matches SUSv3 UNIX. Code to those interfaces. Using MacPorts ( http://www.macports.org/ ), I can install all needed USB drivers. All you need to supply is the "C" code and the JNI connectors, then write your UI in Java.

Portability is doable. And, you get the sales from Linux and Mac users. Every percentage in sales counts, and if you write portable software, you are getting those few extra percentage points for free.

My employer paid extra to get me a Mac. My argument for it was that because it's UNIX, I can develop my portable server software more efficiently than on Windows, or Linux. And, yes, it works! My server software works on Linux, Mac, and Windows (built using MinGW).

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SJE94002
Posted: Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:01:44 AM
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Oh My! Even your Website hosting is Windows only...



A critical error has occurred.
Could not find a part of the path 'E:\web\quantasylum\htdocs\Content\DesktopModules\YetAnotherForumDotNet\images\avatars'.


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support
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 12:04:46 AM
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Stay tuned, there is some stuff happening here. No idea on schedules, but hopefully this 3rd party will be able to reveal more details soon here on the forum. We are keen to help as much as possible here.
kmac
Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:19:10 PM
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A couple questions:

1) Are there any updates on this front (Linux and/or Mac ports via "3rd party")?
2) In general, are there plans/timelines for a) releasing documentation for interfacing w/ the QA100 via USB, b) providing an API to do so, or c) providing any APIs beyond interpreter plugins (even Windows only)? Just wondering if community-produced tools might ever be possible.

Thanks!
support
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 3:50:17 PM
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There is a guy that has started an effort porting to Sigrok which is a multi-platform logic analyzer that is adding support for analog signals, but I have not heard status from him lately. And we are open to helping folks with the protocol. Maybe what we should do here is put together a minimal windows app with source that can talk to the scope (no graphics) and let folks use that as a launching point for their own efforts.


http://sigrok.org/wiki/QuantAsylum_QA100
kmac
Posted: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 7:24:52 PM
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Re: minimal windows app with source -- that would be great!
Mech Engr
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:48:34 AM
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Here's an idea.....

www.virtualbox.org

I use it and it works great!
tjlynchny
Posted: Thursday, May 10, 2012 6:37:48 AM
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Anybody know if the QA100 software runs under Wine? I run Ubuntu and MacOSX and use Wine on both to run a bunch of Windows-only apps for embedded development. Wine is a simple solution and free to use.
Announ
Posted: Monday, May 21, 2012 6:09:31 PM
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VirtualBox and Wine are not real solutions.
For instance, they are only useful on x86 platforms.
True cross-platform software would allow for wider and innovative uses.
I would so buy a QA100 if it could be used with a Pandora Whistle
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