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Re: Bug#579600: ITP: sigrok -- Crossplatform logic analyzer and protocol decoder software

On Thu, 2010-04-29 at 00:41 +0200, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> Owner: Uwe Hermann <uwe@debian.org>
> * Package name    : sigrok
>   Version         : 0.1

Version is 0.1... the package description could mention that the
software is an early release (alpha/experimental), to avoid deception
(and encourage feed-back).

>   Description     : Crossplatform logic analyzer and protocol decoder software

Some suggestions to improve the description:

> sigrok is a portable, cross-platform, Free/Libre/Open-Source logic analyzer
> software

This paragraph applies to the whole Debian archive, so it could be

> that supports various logic analyzer hardware products.
So, the description could start with:
 "sigrok is a logic analyzer and protocol decoder software..."
 "This is used by [whom] to help doing [what]."

> Design goals:

Those features could be written as text, rather than bullets.

>  - Broad hardware support. Supports a wide variety of logic analyzers
>    from various vendors with different capabilities.

Isn't that implicit, from the list below?

>  - Cross-platform. Works on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows,

Does this really matter to Debian users?

>  and on many architectures including x86, ARM, Sparc and PowerPC.

Unless this feature is unique to this tool, it can be dropped.

>  - Scriptable protocol decoding. Extendable with protocol decoders
>    and analyzers written in Python.
>  - Format support. Supports various input and output formats (raw,
>    ASCII, hex, CSV, gnuplot, VCD, others).
> Supported (and/or work-in-progress) logic analyzer devices:
(A list is fine here.)
>  - Saleae Logic
>  - EE Electronics XLA/ESLA100
>  - Openbench Logic Sniffer
>  - ZEROPLUS Logic Cube LAP-C series
>  - CWAV USBee SX
>  - Braintechnology USB-LPS
>  - Buspirate (v3)
>  - Intronix Logicport

My cents,


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