Thursday, September 22, 2011

javax.comm on Windows

After looking for the 64 bits version of the java commapi package, I came across a post saying that "Oracle no longer supports the javax.comm API for any Windows", what a good news! Ah crap!
But eventually, I came across another post that lead me to
It implements the comm api for all the systems you can think of..., Windows 32 & 64 bits, Sparc Solaris, Linux, Mac, and you can do the switch in no time. Really. And it is free and open source.
Ok, now I can keep reading NMEA data...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Presenting the trip

We will be presenting the trip on Friday Sep the 30th, in the auditorium of the Lycée, on Ortega in San Francisco.
The presentation will be in French, but we'll be able to take questions in English as well.
See you there!

Friday, September 16, 2011


We've now got new Google Code projects, implementing the full Tide applications features. The harmonic coefficients can be stored in XML documents, as well as in a relational database (Hypersonic SQL).
Check out for details.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Background for the composites

The feature is now available.
The background is an image stored locally - as such, it is available even off line, like for the SailMail users.
The background behaves like a fax, it can be displayed, or not.
It is actually not only looking good, this is a nice-to-have feature.