On 7/12/07, Prasith Govin <prasith@...> wrote:
> Hi John,
> How are you? My name is Prasith and I am the project lead for Rifidi
> and also a member of Pramari. I have been actively reading a lot of
> your posts and I have enjoyed your contributions so far.
Welcome to the list!
> To give a little background we have been involved in the LLRP community
> since the idea was first proposed and we are dedicated to providing a
> Virtual LLRP reader that will function exactly like a real LLRP reader.
> This is a reciprocal contribution that we would eventually like to see
> tightly integrated to the toolkit as this would enable users to actually
> use the API's and start seeing how it works. It will help immensely
> until real readers come to the market and also help after that for
> people to start coding while awaiting a reader purchase.
Certainly a reader simulator would be very useful to test the ltk
libraries (and vice versa). Perhaps we can build a automated
regression test that is in part interdependent. Some things like just
proving that we can round trip between xml, binary and object API
trees can be done without a reader simulator but more complex
interaction tests require either a real reader or a simulator. I look
forward to see what you all are working on.
> I like everyone also have an opinion on the XML and API synchronization
> threads of the past week and will be writing much more in the next
> couple of days as well as a proposal on how to attack some of the issues
> raised so far.
Good to hear. I was glad to see the initial Java library check-in. I'm
hoping to see as wide a breadth of language support as possible. I'll
be even happier when I know it's being maintained :-)
> So stay tuned for much more from myself and our team (Kyle, Brian,
> Jochen, Matt). We have a wealth of experience in Open Source projects
> having contributed to Eclipse, Apache, Linux and QT in the past and are
> currently enjoying running our own open source effort, Rifidi. I think
> this has been a great community so far and we just started coding. It
> will be really great to see where we are in a few months.
Good, that means there will be less need to "feel our way" regarding
open source development since we're all on the same page. I am an avid
open source guy myself.
I personally am an independent software contractor focusing on
embedded systems and network software development and testing. I've
been working with Impinj helping to build automated testing
infrastructure and internal tools related to RFID readers.
It is in this context that I designed the LLRP.xsd schema and an XML
document-oriented framework for testing LLRP. This framework is now
ready for upload so I should be able to check it in tomorrow.
Impinj's contribution of LLRP-XML/Perl will be my first design
contributed to an open source project. I have created some Debian
packages and contributed patches to other projects in the past but
nothing major. Most of the work I have done in the past has been
proprietary so it is exciting that software I've worked on has a
chance to gain a wider user base.