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[aprssig] No more "backward thinkers"! DOGOTP!!!

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Dec 29 21:09:51 UTC 2004


On Wed, 29 Dec 2004, Jim Duncan wrote:

> Why does someone who was a regional proponent and promoter of APRS lose
> interest? APRS and amateur radio have failed to keep up with the times
> (with the exception of the TCP/IP backbone). This is exemplified by the
> insistence of Bob to continue to put out DOS-based software, written in
> QBasic and still compiled in the same way for the past TWELVE years (if
> I understand correctly).  Yes, I understand that learning a new
> programming language is a challenge. What I fail to understand is why
> continuing to write/update software for computers that have long
> out-lived their useful lives and represent less than 1% of the computers
> in homes now is even a factor now?

There _is_ a port of APRSdos to Windows:  APRS SCS.  See the "APRS
Client Capabilities" link on the web page listed below.  The chart
has a comparison off the major flavors of APRS clients and links to
each of them.

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Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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