Tracker Tools is a set of tools written in C useful for controlling the TrackerPod rotating camera base made by Eagletron on Linux- based operating systems. The distribution contains a device driver, a user library, a command-line device control tool, an X-Windows display tool, and a Perl-based Web server.
The drivers described in this page were not developed with any support from Eagletron or their affiliates. Although Eagletron is currently [12/02; 10/03; 4/04] linking to this page (or the freshmeat project page) from some of their pages, we are not affiliated with, do not support or endorse Eagletron or encourage the purchase of their products in any way. The drivers and software below are in development and thus are not necessarily fully functional. The use of these drivers is at your own risk. That being said, we have not heard of anyone having their trackerpod damaged because using this software.
We have been in contact with the founder and president of Eagletron, Gilbert Verghese, and despite our best efforts, we have not been able to obtain any support from Eagletron to continue development of this driver. In our view, the unwillingness to distribute information on how to control the trackerpod is purely motivated by a for-profit business model that all too commonly adversely affects independent software developers and limits the potential scope of independently developed user applications. It is possible, however, that if enough people contact Eagletron and politely request support for this project that it may be forthcoming.
What's New in This Release:
· This driver only works on the 2.4 kernel series. I needs updating for the 2.6 kernel series.
· The powerpod runs a version 1.6 firmware. This driver does not support that firmware.