Kayak is an application for CAN bus diagnosis and monitoring. Its main goals are a simple interface and platform independence.
It is implemented in pure Java and has no platform specific dependencies.
Kayak is based on SocketCAN and the connection to a SocketCAN bus takes place using TCP/IP and a socketcand server.
Therefore the bus access is network transparent and can be shared with multiple users.
Kayak uses the
. Existing .dbc CAN definitions can be converted to kcd using
- view raw CAN data on a bus
- view CAN frames interpreted as signals and messages
- XML-based bus definitions
- connect to to multiple CAN busses on different machines at once
- multiple users can connect to the same CAN bus using a single CAN controller
- no platform dependend code
- core library without dependencies for use in other applications that need to handle CAN frames
- rich client application (Netbeans RCP)
- easily write your own plugins using the Netbeans plugin system
You can download the current DEVELOPMENT version of Kayak
here. Please note that Kayak
has not been released yet and it will possibly be quite unstable.
1. Clone using Git
You can clone the project using git:
$ git clone git://github.com/dschanoeh/Kayak
The main releases of Kayak are on branch master. If you would like to test the unstable development
version please checkout the develop branch.
To build Kayak you only need a working maven installation.
All dependencies are downloaded during the build process
To initiate the build move into the Kayak source folder and run
$ mvn clean package
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