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DLineController

Software written by LZ1ABC for controlling LZ1AQ's Variable Delay Line Kit for Wideband Active Antenna Phased Arrays For more info see http://www.active-antenna.eu/

The program is written in Java and supports the following operating systems: linux, windows, macos

Installation:

  1. Make sure you have installed Java Runtime Environment (JRE) version 1.7 or later.

  2. Optional: From the button "branch:master" select "tags" and select the newest available version (currently 1.4.1).

  3. Download the .zip file from the /distribution directory by left-pressing the mouse key and then selecting RAW button.

  4. Extract the archive in a directory of your choice.

  5. Start the program by using the startup.bat (for Windows) or the starup.sh (for Linux)

In case of problems: [Linux] If you have started the program but you don't see the comm port in the "Settings" dialog, probably you don't have the permission to access the commport file (e.g. /dev/ttyS0)

  • You need to add your username to the dialout group by writing: sudo gpasswd --add yourusername dialout
  • Then either login and logout or write exec su – $USER

Development - IDE Installation:

First clone or download the project from github.com/potty-dzmeia/DLineController

  1. Netbeans [recommended]
  • Go to File->Open Project and select the directory where you have downloaded the project
  • Now you are ready to run and debug the project
  1. Eclipse
  • From command line in root directory of the project write mvn eclipse:eclipse
    • This creates all the needed files so that Eclipse recognizes the folder as a project
  • From Eclipse select File->Import->General->Existing Project into Workspace and point to the place where you have downloaded the project
  • Right click on the project and select Run As->Run Configurations... Double-click on Java Application
    • In the Main tab specify the Main Class: to be DLineApplication
    • Press on Apply and then Run
  • Note that every time you make changes in the source code you will need to:
    • Write again in the command line mvn clean install in order to compile your changes
    • Then from Eclipse right-click on the project and select Run As(or Debug As)->Java Application