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Brian Riley brianbr at mac.com
Mon Oct 24 21:45:06 UTC 2005


Is there serial port support yet for MacAPRS Carbon???? I just bough  
a new 12" 1.5GHZ G4 PBook, cannot wait to try it there. It really  
rocks on the iMAC G5.


On Oct 24, 2005, at 10:32 AM, Dennis Hudson wrote:

> 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
> Sysop APRSALY
> http://neaprs.no-ip.org:14501
> http://www.neaprs.org
> 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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