[Buildroot] Phidgets library and web server?

Jonathan Ben Avraham yba at tkos.co.il
Tue Aug 26 11:59:55 UTC 2014

On Mon, 25 Aug 2014, Baruch Siach wrote:

> Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2014 20:26:43 +0300
> From: Baruch Siach <baruch at tkos.co.il>
> To: Jonathan Ben Avraham <yba at tkos.co.il>
> Cc: buildroot at busybox.net
> Subject: Re: [Buildroot] Phidgets library and web server?
> Hi Yonatan,
> On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 10:40:39AM +0300, Jonathan Ben Avraham wrote:
>> I have integrated the Phidgets (http://www.phidgets.com/)
>> libphidget- and phidgetwebservice into my Buildroot tracking
>> branch.
>> I have tested on x86 and i.MX287.
>> The Phidgets software license is LGLP Version 3. No publicly accessible
>> repo, just tarball downloads.
>> Uses autoconf build system.
>> Requires glibc and libusb.
>> From the Phidgets site:
>> "Phidgets are a set of user friendly building blocks for low cost USB
>> sensing and control from your PC."
>> My client is using Phidgets products on a custom i.MX287 board rather than a
>> PC, for control of a home kitchen and restaurant appliance using GPIO's and
>> ADC's. I personally have no commercial interest in Phidgets.
>> I can commit to maintaining for six months on arm, x86 and ppc.
>> My question to you is, is this the type of package that we want to add to
>> Buildroot? Should I submit patches? Or is there a "contrib" dir where I
>> could put the patches?
> Just submit a patch.
> One problem I see with libphidget is that there seems to be no way to download
> older versions. The only downloadable tarball is at
> http://www.phidgets.com/downloads/libraries/libphidget.tar.gz, which
> apparently points to the latest version. Having an automatically upgraded
> download source is strongly discouraged, as it makes the build produce
> different results at different times.
> The preferred solution would be to have upstream provide access to immutable
> per-version tarballs.
> An alternative solution might be to store the libphidget tarballs on the
> Buildroot backup download server (http://sources.buildroot.net).
> Any other suggestions?
> baruch

Hi Baruch,
Thanks for the tip. I found that Phidgets has a per-version download using 
this URL http://www.phidgets.com/downloads/libraries/ with the exact 
tarball name, e.g. 
That is, no web server indexing of 
http://www.phidgets.com/downloads/libraries but the contents can be seen 
using http://www.phidgets.com/old_drivers.php.

  - yba

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