I always have been interested in stage lighting, and have worked as a freelance software engineer for clients in the lighting business, but most of the projects I worked on are out of the range for amateur and low budget venues.
To follow the Free Software Idea, I am working on several smaller lighting-related projects that I made available here. One of them, the Art-Net Wireshark dissector is already available, others are still works in progress.
Good places to find out more about stagecraft are for example websites of organizations like the PLASA , also mailing lists and newsgroups are a good source of information.
The Stagecraft mailing list at: http://stagecraft.theprices.net/
The Show Control mailing list at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/show-control/
Markus Baier reported that the Open DMX USB driver doesn’t work on big endian CPU’s. He also send a patch, that is now part of the GIT repo at GitHub .
The Wireshark team released verion 1.8.0RC1 which includes my Artnet/RDM work. For more information see my wireshark page.
From now on the source code for the Open DMX USB dongle linux driver is hosted on GitHub.