You’re right, Rob. I gotta figure if two people are asking (already) there are many more who will benefit.
When I was building piaware of course I saw the possibility of providing support for a user-specified IP for the message source, but the use case wasn’t clear at the time and I opted for simplicity and to get the release out. We thought it would just be a Raspberry Pi-only solution (hence “PiAware”) but people quickly started running it on other versions of Linux and leveraging it in other ways we didn’t expect, leading us to open source it and make it more cross-platform.
While the Pi is still our principal focus we want to be inclusive and improve our support for those of you who are doing these more exotic configurations as you tend to be pretty serious about it hence you’re maintaining reliable sites, trying to improve your range and stuff like that, and thus are extra good partners, and it’s just cool to help because you’re pushing the boundaries and that almost always ends up yielding greater understanding and pointing to new inventions or approaches or whatever.
Fun stuff. Good times. Sometimes it feels like science fiction.