RC Flyers Toolkit Box is a handy toolbox for R/C pilots. It helps you manage batteries, flights, charge cycles, and check lists. It helps you keep track of which of your batteries are charged, where and when you have been flying last, how much went in your battery compared to the last cycle, what you have to pack to take with you, and which parts you have to check before flying. For rotary wing users, there is a pinion calculator that quickly gives you an idea about the RPM to be expected.
Re: Java needs to not be proprietary, though
> One of the catches with Java is that Sun
> owns it and
> maintains control of it. This means
> that the future of
> Java on Linux is tied to whatever Sun
> perceives its
> own self-interest to be. Sun can
> choose in the future to
> neglect Linux as a Java platform, for
> assorted other
> possible reasons., which would mean
> that newer
> versions of the official Java would
> not appear on Linux.
In theory, this is correct.
But I think the situation on Linux is much better than on
other platforms. For example there is still the Blackdown team
around which is still trying to catch up with latest JAVA
technology on Linux, on Windows, AIX, IRIX, etc. the
alternatives are rare.
At least it is always possible and legal to create a clean room
implementation of the JAVA runtime environment and some
people already did. JAVA is tied to SUN concerning future
directions, agreed but if SUN died or stopped Linux support
one day, the JAVA platform could still be alive for long. It
depends on what the Linux community would make out of the
And, to be honest, if JAVA died with SUN, the industry would
always find ways around by chosing different technologies.
Remember, JAVA is only a tool, not a (software) religion. I
always have to remind myself, that we can also live without
JAVA- Being a JAVA supporter for more than 5 years, this is
not always easy :-)