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[aprssig] Latest Xastir Release: 1.4.0, 09/16/2004

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Fri Sep 24 01:50:21 UTC 2004

In the future you could always use FreeBSD instead...  Latest ports tree 
has Xastir 1.3.2.. cd /usr/ports/comms/xastir; make; make install  ... 
Someone posted a ports change to upgrade it to 1.4.0, which should commit 
in the next few days...  I made the changes to my ports tree early, so I'm 
now at 1.4.0.  It requires a little more work than the point and click 
interface of installing most Linux distros, but it's not severely painful.

I don't use Linux here at all, partially because I'm an old Unix 
head.  However, my old Sparc Ultra 1 that was running Xastir ran Debian 
(out of force really) but the new Xastir machine runs FreeBSD 5 without any 

My Xastir server is headless, it uses VNC (www.realvnc.com) so I can 
connect to it remotely.  That's another phenomenon entirely, but it does 
eliminate the need to worry about video drivers and supported video cards 
for XWindows (one less thing to worry about0.  I can just open the VNC 
Viewer here and connect to the Xastir server via the network, and see the 
Xastir screen and everything from here.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 08:21 PM 9/23/2004, John Kraus wrote:
>I gave up on Debian when after trying for unsuccessfully for a week to get 
>the jigsaw or whatever to work.  I also downloaded cd images from an FTP 
>site but none of them would run after burning either with cd as boot drive 
>or using floppies.
>I may not have been totally clear on the last post the LFS system took 6 
>days to compile everything not Xastir. I point this out to indicate that I 
>am not totally without Linux experience.
>Where Xastir was concerned I got tired of chasing down packages from a 
>dozen different places where it was hit or miss to be able to get given 
>package or to be able to get it to work after fighting a dozen mirrors to 
>find one that worked.
>One day when I have time 2-3 weeks with nothing else important to do I may 
>give it another shot.

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