[chirp_users] Would like to add to project.

Guy Teague accts at gtweb.org
Mon Nov 5 17:20:09 PST 2012


would love to have r20 support even though i caved and bought butel arc20
which has some ugly bugs.

/guy (73 de kg5vt | wqpz784)


On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 1:33 PM, Tom Hayward <esarfl at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 12:14 PM, Jon Jenkins <urbanconfederate at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > I'm not sure how
> > Chirp's structure is set up, but I assume there is some sort of modular
> API
> > to add new radio implementations quickly.
>
> Yes, this is what makes Chirp so great. Take a look at this file for
> example:
>
> http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/repository/entry/chirp/ic2200.py
>
> It starts out with a memory definition, which you'll find familiar to c
> structs.
>
> Later you'll see @directory.register. This tells Chirp that the
> following class is a new radio to support.
>
> class IC2200Radio(icf.IcomCloneModeRadio, chirp_common.IcomDstarSupport)
>
> This is the basic class definition for a radio. In here you will write
> all the code specific to this model. Notice that no code here writes
> to the serial port. This is because the IC2200 shares a clone protocol
> with most (all?) other Icoms. These features are provided by
> IcomCloneModeRadio, and you don't need to rewrite them (unless your
> model uses a different protocol).
>
> The important methods you will need to write for your radio are
> get_features(), get_memory(), and set_memory(). Here you translate the
> radio-specific data into something Chirp's GUI can understand.
>
> > Also, it looks like the project uses Subversion. Would I be correct in
> that
> > assumption?
>
> No, Mercurial. More information here:
> http://chirp.danplanet.com/projects/chirp/wiki/Developers Please join
> the devel mailing list for development discussions like this.
>
> Tom KD7LXL
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