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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Calibration?

From: Felix Ruess
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] Calibration?
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 12:06:41 +0200

Hi Ben,

> I don't quite understand...
> You ran the GCS and server separately and then the settings tab didn't
> appear, but if you launch it from a session in Paparazzi Center it does?

That's what I saw yesterday, but I can't reproduce today. Today, if I
run the server, then GCS, GCS hangs waiting for telemetry.

Do you have link running so you actually have a connection??
The GCS will always wait until you get messages from some Aircraft, otherwise it has no idea for which aircrafts it should display the strips, flightplan, settings, etc...
> Or did you not have the server running (and only the GCS) when the settings
> tab was not there? Did the rest of the GCS populate?

It did. Yesterday, anyway.

> I haven't seen anythink like this before, and if that really is the case,
> then it's some strange bug...
> Btw, you don't necessarily need the GCS, you can also launch the standalone
> settings tool.

Funny you should say that, I've been wondering what that's for. If I
launch it, I just get a blank window.

These tool all have a commandline help option (-h or --help) that show the possible and or required arguments...
For the standalone settings tool you need to specify for which aircraft you want to show the settings (-ac MyAircraftName).
The Python version fails with error "Aircraft ID 11 not found." - the
aircraft ID is 201, btw.

Again, the help option is your friend ;-) -a 201 and you would see the settings for your aircraft.
Beware that the python version is lacking some features compared to the ocaml version (unit conversion, etc..).
If someone would like to bring that up-to-date it would be appreciated (including sane error handling if you don't specify something).

Cheers, Felix

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