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Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions April 28th, 2010
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Posted By ericthegeek
> I use GET PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION...

> I use GET PARAMETER_DESCRIPTION PERFORM_SELFTEST
> to get the minimum and maximum valid values.

That's a clever solution, but I don't think it will be widely supported.

Technically,...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 31st, 2010
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Posted By ericthegeek
> we're all in favour of making support for >...

> we're all in favour of making support for
> SELFTEST_DESCRIPTION mandatory when
> PERFORM_SELFTEST is supported.

No. I'd prefer to make it a "should", not a "shall".

I'd feel differently...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 31st, 2010
Replies: 28
Views: 14,947
Posted By ericthegeek
Building packed lists on the fly can be...

Building packed lists on the fly can be frustrating for small devices, but when it's just a matter of sending back a canned response that never changes (Like SUPPORTED_PARAMETERS) it's not really a...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 30th, 2010
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Posted By ericthegeek
We also need to determine if self test numbers...

We also need to determine if self test numbers have to be contiguous starting at 1, or if there can be gaps in the sequence. It's simpler if you assume they'll always be consecutively numbered, but...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 30th, 2010
Replies: 28
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Posted By ericthegeek
There are a handful issues like this in the...

There are a handful issues like this in the standard. I'm actually kind of surprised this one hasn't come up before.

So what's the best way to solve it? My suggestion would be to add a GET...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 29th, 2010
Replies: 28
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Posted By ericthegeek
> I concur with Mike and would favour > mending...

> I concur with Mike and would favour
> mending the standard.

I agree. But mending the standard takes years (literally).

My suggestions are merely work-arounds on how to make the best of the...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 29th, 2010
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Views: 14,947
Posted By ericthegeek
> The unfortunate consequence is that it makes ...

> The unfortunate consequence is that it makes
> the control application look somewhat hapless.

If the responder doesn't provide the information, there's nothing else the controller can do. A...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 29th, 2010
Replies: 28
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Posted By ericthegeek
A well designed responder that supports self...

A well designed responder that supports self tests really should also support SELF_TEST_DESCRIPTION. If it doesn't, then all you can do is let the user enter a number between 1 and 254, start the...
Forum: RDM Interpretation Questions March 19th, 2010
Replies: 28
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Posted By ericthegeek
As far as I know there is no way. I think it's...

As far as I know there is no way. I think it's reasonable to assume that Self Tests will be sequentially numbered starting from one. You can do GET SELF_TEST_DESCRIPTION starting at 1 and keep...
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