[IAEP] Fwd: Heart Rate Monitor Peripheral

Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero dirakx at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 12:26:34 EDT 2009


In a related note
Sugarlabs .co is testing measure in Soas (with arjun's help) in an
to  adapt it to all kinds of hardware.


Rafael Ortiz

On Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 7:40 AM, Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:

> > There are two separate issues I encountered with TA (and Measure). One
> > is the need for patches to the alsa audio to accommodate the special
> > OLPC hardware modifications.
> That would need to be accepted upstream by the alsa project, and then
> distros will automatically get the changes when they are part of a
> release.
> > The other is a means within the Sugar
> > bundling system to include binaries for multiple architectures. I
> > actually had written a work-around for the former, but I remain
> > ignorant about the details of how to best handle the latter. (At one
> > point, Sascha had helped me include a script that would build the
> > appropriate binaries at install time, but that solution depends upon a
> > build environment be installed, which is not the default for most OLPC
> > systems. Oops.)
> That would be just a packaging procedure. In the case of Fedora it
> would be just the arch dependant rpms as opposed to using a activity
> .xo file which I believe are arch independent. Unless I've missed
> something here.
> > Regarding available sensors, Arjun describes some on the Measure page
> > in the OLPC wiki
> Thanks!
> > http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Measure
> >
> > There are also many people working on USB sensor input devices that
> > would be great to support in general.
> In fedora at least from a driver perspective it would land in Fedora
> as soon as the upstream kernel has the drivers. I'm not sure whether
> there is a defined api for accessing those sort sensors on linux. If
> there was I would presume as the hardware is added that TA/measure
> would automatically get support for the hardware as its added, if
> there's not I presume there would need to be individual support added
> for each device.
> Peter
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