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[aprssig] Xastir?

A.J. Farmer (AJ3U) farmer.aj at gmail.com
Wed Sep 28 17:11:18 UTC 2005

You can run Xastir on Windows through CYGWIN.

This document explains how to do it:


Be warned, this is not a trivial install, but it works.  Just go step
by step and be patient and you will be rewarded with being able to run
Xastir under Windows.

Good luck!

A.J. Farmer, AJ3U

On 9/28/05, Dave Baxter <dave at emv.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi..
> Dumb question time...
> I've been trying to find a working install of Xastir for some time to
> evaluate, as from the screen shots it looks very good.  But, sadly I use
> Windows (XP-Pro or 2k) not Linux.
> After looking at Curt's comparison chart of all the various APRS
> clients, and following the convoluted links round Source Forge etc, I
> finally found what I think is a Windows install for it, but it's a
> .tar.tar file.  WinZip recognises the format, but crashes.
> Is Xastir actually available for us morons stuck with windows, or are we
> stuck with ui-view, good though it is, it's beginning to grate on me in
> regard to the inflexible mapping, and other minior wrinkles that in all
> honesty no one seems to be working on, since Rogers sad demise, making
> it appear more and more like a dead product.
> Note, I'm in the UK, so no mention of PM please (no map's outside the
> US/Canada) or the brickbats will come your way!...
> APRSDOS is not an option with XP.  Been there, tried that, locked the PC
> needing a system restore.  There are also precious little European or UK
> map's for it anyway, and the display format is poor (personal judgement)
> compared to other more modern app's, from what I've seen of screen shots
> on the web.
> Not an urgent request, as about to go home now, so flame away!...
> Regards, Dave B.
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