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 <firstname.lastname@example.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
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
> - ASIX SIGMA
> - Openbench Logic Sniffer
> - ZEROPLUS Logic Cube LAP-C series
> - CWAV USBee SX
> - Braintechnology USB-LPS
> - Buspirate (v3)
> - Intronix Logicport