[aprssig] Xastir install issues

Bill Diaz william.diaz at comcast.net
Wed Nov 30 08:15:02 CST 2005

  See below:

>-----Original Message-----
>From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org 
>[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org] On Behalf Of Curt Mills
>Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2005 01:47
>To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
>Subject: Re: [aprssig] Xastir install issues
>On Tue, 29 Nov 2005, Scott Miller wrote:
>> Never tried to do a Xastir install under Windows myself.  
>What's the policy on
>> redistributing the Cygwin dll?  Does it need more of a 
>runtime environment
>> than just the library?  
>Yea  Needs X-Windows as well, and if you want to have a usable Unix
>environment you'll need more than just the DLL.
>> What's to stop you from packaging up the whole think,
>> Cygwin and all, with InstallShield or something, and making 
>a single-file
>> Windows installer?  That would go a loooong way toward 
>increasing Xastir's
>> popularity.
>See the Binary Downloads section off the www.xastir.org home page,
>the Windows section.  The Lintronics install is a very easy install.

Huh?  According to the Lintronix site:

Contains the following:
- WinXastir -- Xastir on Windows -
- last updated 23-May-2004 09:29 -

WinXastir is a packaged CDROM, available from Lintronix, to
provide an easier and quicker method for installing both Cygwin
and Xastir on a Windows computer system.

Note there are no guarantees this will work.  This software
depends on a large number of libraries and operating system
dependencies.  I and many other Xastir users test and use
it daily.  However, every computer and every installation
is unique and may not run Xastir.   The WinXastir disk was
developed to simplify the downloading, installation and 
execution of programs and resources freely available on
the Internet.  There is no warrantee that it will run or perform
any specific function on any computer.   The Xastir mailing
list is the preferred source for Xastir and Cygwin installation
issues.  For questions or suggestions specific to the WinXastir
CD - please Email to winxastir at lintronix.com.
<End Quote>

Sure sounds like Lintronix has a different opinion.  Please comment on their
position for the edification of those of us who are trying to learn about
"XAstir install issues". 

Bill KC9XG

>Who needs more popularity BTW?  We're having fun as-is.  If people
>don't want to come play in our camp, they're perfectly welcome to
>stay in theirs.  Takes all kinds.

>One could certainly come up with a set of sources that would not
>require Cygwin, but it would take a lot of development effort to do
>so.  I've thought about tackling this before, but the benefits would
>not be worth the amount of work involved.
>Curt, WE7U.				archer at eskimo dot com
>  Lotto:  A tax on people who are bad at math. - unknown
>Windows:  Microsoft's tax on computer illiterates. - WE7U.
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