I’ve been messing with Pi-Star lately and I’m impressed. Not so much with DMR and the other modes but just with the Pi-Star package in general.
- The Micro SD card is read only. You have to do
rpi-rwto write cli commands. This is great protection for the card! I sure this makes it tolerate power glitches and failures much better.
- The way the web interface reads the config files is nice. You can both edit config files at the cli and the web gui. If you add a section, or [stanza] in ASL terms, with the cli it also shows up in the gui.
- Installation is super easy. The hardest part is figuring out the initial DHCP IP. After that you just point your browser to it.
- The Web gui has both a simple configuration and a ‘expert’ configuration. Most people will never need the expert mode.
It would be so cool to have a Open Source version of app_rpt with the features of Pi-Star. Who agrees with me?