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[aprssig] Free development tools for the OpenTracker

hasan schiers schiers at netins.net
Thu Nov 4 02:00:39 UTC 2004


Tnx for finding it Curt!
Inevitable that somethings like this will happen from time to time.
The list of other such events is long and distinguished for each of the aprs 
clients.
No biggie...it sure was a shock, though, and really appreciate you getting 
on top of it so quickly.

73,
...hasan, N0AN
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Curt, WE7U" <archer at eskimo.com>
To: "Scott Miller" <scott at opentrac.org>
Cc: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 03, 2004 3:11 PM
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Free development tools for the OpenTracker


> On Wed, 3 Nov 2004, Scott Miller wrote:
>
>> The big problem I see with using Java is the hardware access.  You've got 
>> to
>> be able to get access to the serial port in a portable manner, and that
>> includes sending a break signal for oscillator calibration.  I don't know
>> enough about Java to know how hard that'd be.  The rest of it is handling 
>> C
>> data structures and dealing with big-endian/little-endian conversion, and
>> lots of UI stuff.
>
> That's what I do with standalone code, hardware access.  It can be
> done.
>
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