[obdgpslogger] Some questions

Peter Buelow goballstate at gmail.com
Wed May 12 08:58:51 EDT 2010

Ok, just want to use this project for a automotive HUD I'm building. You saved me, I tried to get a couple of other packages working, but never could, so I'm gonna use this project. This might be exactly what I've been looking for. However, a  quick question.

Does the main app send it's log data over DBUS at any point? I don't much need the database, but will keep it so I can export it to save trip details and such. However, the primary use, being a HUD, I just need the near realtime updates of the ECU data (speed, tach, temp right now). I noticed the sim uses DBUS, and in main(), there's a DBUS init routine, but I'm not quite up to speed on exactly how it's used yet. Still perusing the code. If it doesn't do this, how hard would it be to make this ability an addon, enabled using a command line switch?

I'm more than willing to do the work, I'll have to anyway, I need some useful async messaging to get OBD data into my app, and this seems like it would be a good way to do it (although DBUS is kinda ulgy for small things like this).

Thoughts? Thanks for building this. I'm looking forward to being able to make it go with my stuff.


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