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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:

http://cvs.sourceforge.net/viewcvs.py/*checkout*/xastir/xastir/README.win32?&view=auto

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
http://www.aj3u.com



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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