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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Important update

From: Rickard Radio
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] Important update
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:25:34 +0100

Is there any current realistic time plan for bringing back ControlPort into 
Or does any good alternative exist in GR?

We would like to remote control a transmitter and a receiver.


On 08 Aug 2014, at 23:25, Tom Rondeau <address@hidden> wrote:

> I want to warn everyone of a significant change in the GNU Radio code base 
> that affects maint, master, and next git branches. We have removed most of 
> the functionality of ControlPort due to a concern over the underlying 
> middleware system it employs. Since we don't have a backup, we have had to 
> disable it completely.
> The ControlPort wrapper and interface still exists; it just doesn't do 
> anything for the time being. This means that all of our code and yours will 
> still build properly after the update. I have tested this and OOT modules 
> using ControlPort to verify that this works. The only issues may be 
> flowgraphs where you are using the ControlPort Monitor or Performance 
> Monitor, which had to be turned off as well. Just disable these in your 
> applications since they won't be pulling back any data, anyways.
> It's quite likely that the issues we're concerned about will be resolved very 
> shortly, at which point, we'll go back to normal operations.
> I really regret that we had to gut some of our functionality. It's not a 
> heavily used part of GNU Radio, luckily, but it's certainly a loss for the 
> time being. I especially regret the users who won't see this message, will 
> update, and suddenly find a problem since removing functionality off our 
> maintenance branch is considered one of our project's biggest no-no's.
> Thanks in advance for your patience.
> Tom
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