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[aprssig] UI-View... and the Future - New Open Source Type Project?

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Fri Nov 12 23:39:32 UTC 2004


On Sat, 13 Nov 2004, Darryl Smith wrote:

> So I am placing an offer with the community. If a group comes up with a
> proposal to start development on a new WINDOWS application, I will donate
> the source code for my OziAPRS or NetAPRS software to the effort. We will
> need to work out the terms, but I think this will provide a huge start.
> Initially all that would be needed would be the mapping display side.
> netAPRS provides much of what is needed.
>
> I am not saying that this would be an easy project, but it is a project that
> is achievable.
>
> If we went down this road, I am confident that we would be able to get an
> organization like TAPR to administer any IP type issues and hold the source
> code.

Make it all GPL'ed and you'll be able to borrow code directly from
the Xastir project and many others.

Make it _any_ kind of open-source project and you'll be able to host
the whole thing on SourceForge.

Another option would be to take the Xastir codebase, convert the GUI
to another widget set (Qt, GTk+, or WxWidgets perhaps?) and then
create a native port for Windows.  Converting to another widget set
would be much easier than starting from scratch to write an
application.

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