Differences between mutability and FlightAware dump1090


#1

What are the main differences between the Mutability dump1090 and the FlightAware fork of it?

I can find documentation on the differences between it and antirez’s original, but that is it.


#2

I would like to know the same thing, in a high-level overview.

Some disadvantages I’ve found so far with dump1090-fa is that you cannot use some tools/third-party apps because they are not compatible, like collectd stats/graphs, AboveTustin, etc ,etc.

Anyway, for simplicity I’m still running the FA version, without any issue and very satisfied.


#3

@limaunion Have you noticed any issues going to other way at all?


#4

dump1090-fa is basically dump1090-mutability + a bunch of additional work. I’d like to backport some of the changes but I haven’t found the spare time yet. The demodulators are essentially the same. The dump1090-fa message decoder is somewhat better.

dump1090-fa does provide essentially the same stats output etc as dump1090-mutability so collectd et al should work fine, you just need to point at the right URL.


#5

@Marsfan: No, because I didn’t try dump1090-mutability yet.

@obj: Thanks for your comments! It helps me as a newbie to understand a little more about dump1090-fa. Just one additional question, I seem to remember (not sure at all) that some third-party app required output to a file in json format for later analysis, does FA support this too? Thanks again.


#6

The json output from dump1090-mutability & dump1090-fa should be similar (probably not identical)


#7

Cool. Thanks, I started using dump1090-fa. The map is a heck of a lot better. Now if we could add the heat map capability that one person figured out.


#8

I’ve been running mutability for a while now, and given other discussions I was thinking of moving back to the “official” fa version. Alas, the original poster implied that my collectd stuff would not work, and I love the stats and graphs I’ve got going with mutability.

Is it true the FA version doesn’t support these graphs?

Alan


#9

No, this is totally wrong. The graphs work with both the mutability and fa versions of dump1090.

There are two ways you can get Skyview map
(1) Uninstall dump1090-mutability and install dump1090-fa
OR
(2) Retain dump1090-mutability, and change only the GUI/Skin, so you see Skyview map instead of two-clock map.

For step-by-step instructions for both the above options, see thread Tweaks, and go to "TWEAK #2: REPLACING TWO-CLOCK MAP BY SKYVIEW MAP (DUMP1090-FA)