[ntp:hackers] Palisade Driver co-maintainer needed
Mark.Martinec at ijs.si
Tue Jun 6 22:50:14 UTC 2006
Fernando P. Hauscarriaga wrote:
> Last year I wrote a patch for the palisade driver to support
> thunderbolt receiver (also from trimble), Harlann asked me to be the
> maintainer of the driver but the thing is that I dont have such receiver
> (the palisade one), that's because I wrote the patch. So my request comes
> Is there anyone out there who can be the co-maintainer of the driver?, I
> would make the Thunderbolt part, and of course anything else that involves
> the whole driver. But it would be great to give the driver full support
> for palisade as well as for thunderbolt.
Here below is my posting from few months back, it still applies.
I was waiting for 4.2.2 to come out (which was supposedly
the last version to not require ANSI C), because I didn't
want to invest time to revert my cleanup changes.
My concern about possibly breaking the Praecis support
still holds, although Terje Mathisen offered a possibility
of remotely testing it on an off-site installation (if I
remember correctly). Don't know of anyone that has the
Praecis on a hands reach.
I have several changes to the refclock_palisade driver,
running at our site for a long time now, but I never bothered
to send them back. There are a couple of genuine bug fixes
(like using microsecond timestamps formatted incorrectly for
a nanokernel), then there are a couple of improvements based
on new features in the driver API introduced by Dave (timer
routine called once per second by the transmit procedure,
a fast startup feature). Also tested co-existance with the
(optional) atom driver.
My problem is that it is now hard for me to separate essential
bug fixes from other less essential changes. I'm happy with
the way it all works now for the Trimble Palisade/Acutime 2000
GPS which I can test, but I'm worried that I may have broken
the support for "Endrun Technologies Praecis", which was
added rather recently by someone unknown to me, which
I can not test (even if I wanted to, being in Europe).
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