[Olsr-dev] OLSRd on Android

C. Scott Ananian (spam-protected)
Wed Apr 6 17:08:56 CEST 2011

On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 2:14 AM, L. Aaron Kaplan <(spam-protected)> wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2011, at 7:53 AM, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 6, 2011 at 1:18 AM, Henning Rogge <(spam-protected)> wrote:
>>> On Wednesday 06 April 2011 06:19:02 C. Scott Ananian wrote:
>>>> I'm exploring the use of Android as a base OS for the next version of
>>>> the One Laptop Per Child software stack.  (More details:
>>>> http://cananian.livejournal.com/62667.html ).
>>>> Can someone give me a quick update on the status of the Android port
>>>> of OLSRd?  I'd be  interested in wrapping the work-to-date with a
>>>> friendly OLPC-style configurator or visualization of the mesh.
>>> Just compile it with the NDK of google and it should run on a rooted android
>>> phone.
> The tricky part is to convince your phone to go into adhoc mode (most of our
> networks are in adhoc mode, but of course this need not be the case).
> I would be very very interested to participate in creating a GUI for
> olsr and Android. Let's team up on this !

OK, some more questions for the list (I'm trying to come up to speed
as quickly as possible):

* Any thoughts on whether OLSR is suitable for power-limited mobile
devices?  I've heard some claim that AODV-based schemes would be more
* Is setting wifi to adhoc mode
(http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=82) the only reason
for needing to be root?  Or are there other aspects which aren't yet
supported by the NDK?
* What sorts of information are exported by OLSR which could be the
basis of a visualization?  Has anyone thought about visualizing the
OLSR mesh and/or connection status?


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