Hey all, i ran my Dream catcher for a week (including 5 days at a campground in florida, had 20 connections at one point), and was getting good signal, I avg SNR 12-13 all week... played alot with the skylark ui..
Now in full disclosure, i'm an embedded software engineer, doing C/C++ in many platforms from Busybox, Netbsd, to chip based RISC.. this system though is pretty straightforward compared to those.
The UI is dog slow when you load up data in downloads dir, i think this has to do with the way the librarian indexes (or doesnt index) materials. In many ways its nearly impossible to use if you get too much in the downloads directory. It takes forever to even enumerate files in a single folder if you have more than 100 entries. There are also other issues with older java on ipads and such with the current skylark...
Instead of whining, i'm prepared to do another interface for this, if i can get the downloader / decoder in basic ELF format for Armbian. ( i know they are closed source).. ill then implement the web UI and indexing, user end interfaces etc.
the plan is to just let the downloader / decoder do its thing and have a process that picks up files in a hot directory to move, index and store..
I know its a longshot at best, i've seen the discussions about open source, not open source on this forum, and that Outernet is moving to a hardware focus business model..
but hey, i'm willing to do the work here... just provide the bits you want to keep closed as ELF for ARM...