Family matters…

I was looking forward to v2.6.0 being release if not this week next week but dementia is a bitch. Anyone having to deal with a family member going through this should know. Anyways my mom was put into physical rehab to hopefully recoup from a double stroke. My dad who is suffering from dementia/altimerzers is in need of 24/7 oversight without her at home. Luckily I…

BerryBoot images, v2.6.0 status, and a v2.7.0 annoucement.

BerryBoot Images Thanks to the forum member heli, BerryBoot images for both the dump1090-mutabilty and dump1090-fa images are available as BerryBoot images on http://berryboot.alexgoldcheidt.com/. I would like to thank heli for opening up yet another way for people to install the software on their devices. Update on v2.6.0 The work being done on v2.6.0 has been progressing well. Installation options for AboveTustin, beast-splitter, Duck DNS, as well as installation…

New forum for contributors added.

In order to make available a centralized place for news and discussions effecting those currently contributing to the project I have added a new Contributors forum to the site. If you are actively contributing to or seeking to contribute to the project I ask that you direct any questions you may have pertaining to the development of this project and the work you are doing…

Plane Finder Client 3.5 upgrade option available.

Lee Armstrong from Plane Finder on Monday announced the public test release of their Plane Finder Client 3.5 for Linux armhf (Raspberry Pi). I have been keeping an eye on the forums to see how things are going with it being it is a public test release but people have been reporting back good experiences with it so I went ahead and updated the latest available version…

Domain named renewed.

As you may or may not have noticed the website has been down over the past week or so. This was due to an oversight on my part and the fact I have been away from the project working on other work related things over the past week. What ended up happening was the debit card tied to a checking account I use to purchase items…

ADS-B Receiver v2.5.0 merged and images released.

Tonight after finishing testing and applying any needed bug fixes to the 2.5.0 branch I went ahead and merged the 2.5.0 branch into the master branch and created the v2.5.0 release. Existing v2.4.0 installations  can easily be upgraded to the newer version by simply running install.sh. Those running older versions released prior to v2.4.0 will have to follow the old style upgrade instructions found in the…

PhamtomJS 2.1.1 binary for armv7l available.

Updated (December 6th, 2016) As part of preparing to add the option to install AboveTustin I put a side some time, actually a night and most of the day, this after a few failed trial and error attempts at building it on a spare Raspberry Pi 2 B, to build a PhantomJS binary capable of running on the armv7l architecture. Once the AboveTustin option is made…

Project thread on FlightAware’s forum locked or broken.

  UPDATE (December 16th 2016) The thread appears to once again be working on flightaware.com. Tonight I went over to the FlightAware forums to catch up on replies posted to the thread I started a while back before this site was created and when the project consisted of only a few bash scripts and discovered I am no longer able to reply to or edit any…

AboveTustin installation option in the works.

Today I came across a very interesting project by @kevinabrandon called AboveTustin. AboveTustin is a Twitter Bot which uses dump1090 to track airplanes and then sends a Tweet through a specified Twitter account whenever an airplane flies overhead. Kevin has put together a great project capable of not only sending Tweets pertaining to aircraft seen within a specified distance of a receiver but also sends a…

ADS-B Receiver v2.5.0 status.

Updated (December 2nd, 2016) Within the next week or so I am planning to release v2.5.0. Due to the amount of fixes and additions which have accumulated since the past release and the need to get these changes out to the public, the Twitter and email flight notifications will be still in development at the time of this release. The main focus for this release, the Twitter…