With the new year we've changed to a new format. After realizing that I was never going to complete the CMS that I wanted, we've ended up going with a wiki. All the previous content has been moved over, but user accounts were deleted (you'll need to signup to upload pictures). Hopefully this will allow more people to add content.
LLA Live 0.2.0 Released
LLA Live 0.2.0 has been released with new features including a web-based lighting console, Sandnet support and the ability to use the Enttec Open DMX USB devices.
As always no install is required, simply boot from the CD and you have a multi-protocol DMX gateway.
ACN Specification now available
The final step in the ACN specification process has been completed and the full document is available now from ESTA. Priced at $40 US, it's available as either a PDF download or on CDROM.
ACN Finally Approved !
On the 19th of October, the ANSI Board of Standards approved E1.17-2006, Entertainment Technology - Multipurpose Network Control Protocol Suite or simply known as ACN. No major changes have been made since the last public review and the document should be available for purchase in the next few weeks.
More than 5 years after ACN was first proposed, this marks the final step before manufactures can start shipping true ACN Compatible devices.
Unofficial DMX 4 Linux 2.6 Release
Bastien Andres has made an unofficial release of DMX 4 Linux for the 2.6 series of kernels. A number of drivers have been modified to compile cleanly on 2.6 and the build system has also been cleaned.
Some drivers do not compile or are incomplete, see the STATUS_BA file in the archive for more details. Sources available here