Oct 08

AirPi – updates / mise à jour


I’ve got a lot of messages about AirPi. Some requests, but also some useful informations. I didn’t replied here because I can’t reproduce issues or confirm solutions.

About iOS6, I’m not an early adopter of major upgrades for my perssonal iDevices, so I will try it later. It seems that albertz’s shairport is not working, but hendrikw82‘s one yes. It will requires Perl’s SDP module. Thanks to Chris for pointing the solution.

I also heard about some users (Numericable’s ones for instance) cannot use AirPlay at all. This is because of their router who has a firewall rule that forbid multicast between its ethernet and wireless interfaces. Using a wireless dongle for your Pi or another router will help you.

Français :

J’ai eu pas mal de messages à propos d’AirPi. Quelques requêtes mais aussi des commentaires très utiles. Je n’ai pas répondu ici car je ne peux pas reproduire les problèmes ou confirmer les astuces.

A propos d’iOS 6, je ne suis pas du genre à me jeter sur les mises à jour majeures pour mon iPhone perso. Il semblerait que la version de shairport utilisée dans mon tuto ne fonctionne pas. ll faut utiliser celle là qui nécessitera le module SDP de Perl. Merci à Chris d’avoir apporté la solution dans les commentaires.

J’ai aussi entendu parlé d’utilisateurs (notamment chez Numericable), qui ne peuvent pas du tout utiliser AirPlay. C’est à cause du routeur qui bloque le traffic multicast entre ses interfaces Ethernet et WiFi. Dans ce cas, je vous recommande d’utiliser votre Pi avec un dongle WiFi ou d’utiliser un autre routeur.

Oct 08

Development status and plans

WebIOPi and I are still alive ! I’m a little busy outside of Raspberry community, but still working on some cool stuffs to enhance your Pi experience ;)

I was waiting for the 0.4 release of the Python GPIO library to release a new WebIOPi version, but I’m facing new problems as I go further. For instance, with the development version of WebIOPi, you can write you’re own Python script and use all the WebIOPi features in one single line. It’s cool, but the possibilities given are limited by the GPIO library. So I decided to rewrite a part of the core in C. I will skip the 0.4 release to give you a powerful tool in November.

Right now, I’m working on two mobile applications, both on Android and iOS. I’m sure you will enjoy it, and I hope to submit them to Google and Apple at the end of October.