thanks for creating the chat room to discuss the crate
So as mentioned in the issue I opened, I'm interested in this library since I work mostly in Rust and I'm interested in working with Lora
(I'm a PhD student by the way)
Given that there's no much information in the crate, I wanted to ask you
is the crate working in any form?
can you use it to actually transmit data using a Lora radio?
Hello @Dash83 Thank you for the interest in my project! I think I need to make this a little bit more obvious, but so far I am concentrated on parsing packets and thus currently it is not at all possible to create a packet that will be transmitted over the radio (I have mentioned this in the section Next steps).
After I finish the part of JoinAccept, I can concentrate on this thing
unfortunately I don't have all that much time to spend on this project, as I am working full time for a startup (Acklio) and it turns out that sometimes startups can take quite a bit of one's time :D
as I have indicated in the github repository, this is a way for me to learn a little bit of rust and to hopefully contribute to something useful
(I think Rust will be an important language for IoT :) )
so if you need to use a library for creating your LoRaWAN packets soon (before new year), we can discuss how you can help with the development
I hope that during the holidays, I will manage to spend a little bit more time on this and have at least most of the serialization functionality as well (although I can not promise anything...)
Hey Ivaylo, sorry for the late reply
As you can imagine, I don't need to have the library working in 2017, but would definitely love to use it sooner rather than later.
Regarding the actual communication with the radios
I saw that your project is based off of LoraWan(Go)
how do they communicate with the underlying radio, do you know?
The Lora radio module I'm using is one of the so called "hats" for Raspberry Pi, that communicates with the rpi through GPIO pins
so another option I'm considering is that if your library works for coding/encoding messages for Lora, and then it's just a matter of transmitting those bytes
I could write my own Lora driver that uses GPIO to write into the radio buffers and set whatever registers is needed.
but I definitely want to learn first what the community does in general first
no point in re-doing work that might be available already
By the way, do you know where I can find the LoraWAN protocol specification pdf?