Efika 5200B ProjectRemote Aid Deployment Systemin category Other
proposed by ronin on 2nd March 2006 (accepted on 20th March 2006)
posted by ronin on 17th March 2008
As promised here begins the large status update that has been promised.
The last few months have been a little bit crazy with work but in my spare time i've been taking various approaches to building the software for a remote aid deployment system. Many of these attempts were unsuccessful but taught me many a lesson about designing the system around the limitations given whilst also being abstract enough as not have to depend on a particular mesh networking system.
As such all domain specific responsibilities are encapsulated in a daemon that runs on each system connected to the network that helps to accelerate data throughput through the use of cache and latency/speed-based connection sorting.
The user interface was amongst one of the hardest things to do and after several false attempts at building an intuitive interface that offers what is needed I have finally settled on a combination of python and pyqt4.
Til the next update