[aprssig] Fwd: macaprs

Dennis Hudson n2lbt at spamcop.net
Mon Oct 24 09:32:38 CDT 2005

The first version of WinAPRS was called "MacAPRS for Windows" I think  
I kept a copy somewhere.

I've been running MacAPRS since the beginning of time, and it's  
always been a good client package. The carbon version rocks on newer  
equipment, the tiger maps are awesome (and free). If you are trying  
to configure the carbon version, you have to use the classic version  
to set your serial number for some reason.

I helped test Curt's xastir compiler so it would run on darwin, with  
X11. It runs very well, but takes an afternoon with Fink to get all  
the packages installed so it will configure properly, some have to be  
hand compiled from the command line.

For ease of use I would suggest MacAPRS. If you want all the bells  
and whistles, with a product that is updated daily, and are CLI savvy  
I would recommend you check out Xastir. I bounce back and forth, but  
mainly I use MacAPRS Carbon with OSX 10.4.2 on my powerbook. I  
connect to the local igate for my internet connection.

Dennis Hudson, N2LBT
Albany, NY

On Oct 24, 2005, at 12:27 AM, Brian Riley wrote:

> A small history lesson here. MacAPRS was written for the Mac and  
> only later ported to Windows. The look and feel of MacAPRS Carbon  
> is what it always has been back 10-12 years ago, long before a   
> windows version ever existed. It is the code from the original  
> MacAPRS modified and recompiled for X. It takes very little work to  
> take the carbon version up to run under OS X. I simply dropped the  
> carbon version into the folder with the Classic version and it ran.  
> The only problem is that they don't have serial communications via  
> USB/serial  adapters to a TNC yet ...
> cheers ... 73 de brian  riley,  n1bq , underhill center, vermont
>   <n1bq at wulfden.org>
> On Oct 23, 2005, at 3:04 PM, Ron Cluster wrote:
>> The carbon release of MacAPRS was specifically designed for OS X.  
>> It ran OK here on 10.3.7 when I was testing it. Definitely a  
>> "windows" style app that was ported over though. Doesn't look or  
>> work like a real Mac app at all.
>> 73.....Ron.....AC7TK.....(-9 Mobile, -2 Wx, -1 Work)
>> UI-View32 iGate in Eugene, OR
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