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Re: [Paparazzi-devel] DiyDrones: discussion about Paparazzi and Linux

From: David Conger
Subject: Re: [Paparazzi-devel] DiyDrones: discussion about Paparazzi and Linux
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 14:09:38 -0700


The best thing in my opinion Paparazzi can do is quietly continue to be the best. No need to advertise the benefits or make claims about it. Educated people who look at all the information can come to their own conclusions about it.

I truly enjoy viewing the new posts on the Wiki and being impressed with the ideas that go into Paparazzi. I would never want it to be spoiled and turned into something that was static and only the product of a single company.

Recent example is the Multi-Aircraft code being documented on the Wiki...using FAA directives to control which UAV goes up and which goes down...brilliant. I mean keep that up!!!

Learning to type a few commands in Linux is trivial to automate. The code to make the most superior autopilot is not. Keep the focus on what is truly important stuff not making it attractive to the masses.

-David Conger
On Oct 27, 2008, at 2:01 PM, cory barton wrote:

For a lot of people Linux = Scary geek stuff.  They ignore the costs
of Windows because they have no reference point. They cannot see the
problems since they only know the Windows way. Linux is easy now. It
is much easier than windows. Besides, what better fit for a DIY Drone,
than a DIY OS?

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 4:53 PM, David Conger <address@hidden> wrote:
Ah, yes, I saw that about a week ago.

"What do you think"?

It is uncomfortable for some people to change. Paparazzi is very much about change. It's not Windows based. It is not a commercial product sold for thousands of dollars by some billion dollar company. It's freely available
to anyone and is a collaboration.

To me what make Paparazzi so attractive is the global international support
provided by the "community". How can that  be made any better?

How many drivers (dll) are required to make that FTDI cable work? :) ... or to program a Tiny autopilot via USB? (using Linux vs Windows) .. it's just
strange and new so it is feared and put down.

-David Conger

On Oct 27, 2008, at 1:32 PM, address@hidden wrote:

My boot-CD-howto has started a discussion about Paparazzi and Linux, see

What do you think?

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