Are there major improvements in the current version compared to v3.6.3? Over a year ago, I went through the exercise of getting piaware running on a Linux VM on an old version of VMware Player (runs on Windows 32 bit) running on an old ASUS Eee PC 1005PEB Netbook. The summary of how I built it is here:
I have never updated that version of piaware, which is v3.6.3. I recently upgraded the RTL-SDR dongle from an old NooElec R820T to a FlightAware RTL-SDR (orange, without the bandpass filter) v1.1. I’m using an indoor homebrew collinear antenna based on this design: https://www.balarad.net/?fbclid=IwAR2f0Rkat_IZunLQnmKifD4WrxIeomKxUETpwwXbJq6Towo7Lpq16jB9Fqk.
I have noticed some improvement with the new dongle, but not that much. I’m sure my main limiting factor is the indoor placement of my antenna and that if I were to get the FlightAware antenna and mount it outside, I’d see a huge improvement. Running piaware on an RPi 3 or 4 would probably help also. It would certainly be more energy efficient. But the Netbook has an Intel Atom N450 CPU, which doesn’t use a lot of power.
My question is, are there any major improvements in the current version of piaware compared to the version I’m running? I’m not sure I can reconstruct the process I went through to create the image, though it would be a good thing for me to refresh that knowledge. It looks like a number of things have changed.
Thanks in advance.