Using PiAware with other software


#1

Does anyone know if I can use my Raspberry Pi 3 to run other software while using PiAware to feed data to FlightAware? My PiAware is working fine but, the menus just don’t do anything, not even shutdown.

Thank you


#2

An RPI can run lots of various types of software.
It can decode IAS, ACARS, WeatherFax, APRS, DMR, D-Star, digital radio of all variety.
It can be used as a streaming device for your TV, a weather station, alarm system etc etc.
It can do almost anything a PC can do. It is only limited by the memory and CPU.


#3

But can I run those programs simultaneously?, how about a web browser and PiAware simultaneously?


#4

Yes. An RPI3 has 4 CPUs. Piaware and dump1090 usually only need one.


#5

Yes, the Pi3 has 4 cores, but it is still not very powerful. I find surfing on the web on a Pi3 not very enjoyable. So yes, it is possible, but might not be practical.


#6

Thank you jonhawkes2030 and biekerc, what I want to do is use a web browser just to monitor my feeding to FlightAware on a screen.