Stormforce - Real-time lightning detection from your Boltek LD-250 and/or Boltek EFM-100 device

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StormForce XRStormForce XR is a free open source program written in Python which connects to a Boltek LD-250 and/or Boltek EFM-100 lightning detector and displays lightning strikes in real-time on your desktop delivered via XMLRPC. Developed and tested with FreeBSD but should work with Linux and other POSIX environments as well as MS Windows. Re-written using the v0.6.0 codebase of StormForce, StormForce XR has been split into two components - the server side and the client side. External packages have been reduced to just FIVE (with only one being optional) - serial (server only), pygame (client only), psycopg2 (server only), twisted (server only), and optionally matplotlib (client only) to simplify installation. The server side alone can provide a external (third-party) application access to the StormForce engine and dataset via XMLRPC, this means you can write your own client application which talks to the server should wish to do so. Everything is written to a PostgreSQL database so you can always talk to that directly should you feel the need to. Please report any bugs using the issues section. Status: Beta Supported OS: FreeBSD, Linux, and Microsoft Windows Supported Hardware: Boltek LD-250, and Boltek EFM-100 Need Testers for: Mac OS, Solaris, BeOS, and more! StormForceStormForce is a free open source program written in Python which connects to a Boltek LD-250, Boltek EFM-100, and/or a Boltek StormTracker (PCI) lightning detector and displays lightning strikes in real-time on your desktop. Developed and tested with FreeBSD and Linux but should work with other POSIX environments as well as MS Windows. Status: Stable - No longer under development or support (StormForce XR supersedes StormForce which is now end of life) Don't worry, you can still grab it from the downloads section. Supported OS: FreeBSD, Linux, and Microsoft Windows Supported Hardware: Boltek LD-250, Boltek StormTracker (PCI) (Linux-only until driver is ported to other OS'es), Boltek EFM-100, and GPS (NMEA 0183) BoltekEmuBoltekEmu is a free open source program written in Python which emulates a Boltek LD-250 and a Boltek EFM100 onto a given serial port. Designed for the purpose of testing Boltek-based applications without the need for the actual hardware. Developed and tested with FreeBSD and Linux but should work with other POSIX environments as well as MS Windows. Only requires ONE external package to run: serial. Status: Stable Supported OS: FreeBSD, Linux, and Microsoft Windows Emulated Hardware: Boltek LD-250, and Boltek EFM-100 Need Testers for: Mac OS, Solaris, BeOS, and more! Don't forget to download(All) 7zip - To extract the files from the archive. (Windows) Notepad++ - Use for editing/viewing the text files. My other projects (Unix) DanZFS - My own take on providing a Python backend to ZFS for monitoring (additional features like snapshots, etc will come later) (All) DDP - My own protocol designed to replace the aging packet system using cheap off-shelf-equipment (no TNCs needed). Uses fldigi as it's "starting point". (Unix) DDV - My own version of digital voice which uses DDP as it's transport layer, currently only supports unix-like operating systems. News12th May 2012 - StormForce XR v0.4.1 released! This release contains various tweaks and fixes to the tracking engine as well as a new strike shape for the client. As always please read the README file for more information. 6th May 2012 - StormForce XR v0.4.0 released! This release is a big one. Main new features include a rewrite of it's persistence tables (now completely gone). strike history graph, and many more. Please read the README and XMLRPC files for more details. Hope you all like it! 2nd May 2012 - News A big update is on the way, estimated in about a weeks time. Watch this space! 23rd April 2012 - StormForce XR v0.3.1 released! Here is another release which contains improvements made to the storm tracking code and new XMLRPC calls. Please read the README and XMLRPC files accordingly for more information. 19th April 2012 - StormForce XR v0.3.0 released! Been a while since I've done a update! This release now uses twisted for it's XMLRPC service, this is now a dependency. It looks like it will be possible to support the new Boltek LD-350 with StormForce XR. Just waiting for more information back from Boltek. Watch this space! 30th March 2012 - New unit from Boltek Boltek have released a new unit called the LD-350. Looks like a nice upgrade from the LD-250 and appears to be able to differentiate the strike type as well. I couldn't find any information on it's protocol (it has a ethernet, USB, and a GPS port - no RS-232) so I fired off an e-mail to them to see if I can get it supported under StormForce XR - Watch this space! 25th January 2012 - 100 downloads! Wow, 100 downloads of StormForce XR v0.2.2. Keep them coming! 27th August 2011 - News The update of DDP has been released which contains the XMLRPC proxy server and client which works with any XMLRPC-based clie

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