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[aprssig] New APRS Client, Request for Developers

Curt Mills archer at eskimo.com
Sun Feb 19 01:21:04 UTC 2006


On Sat, 18 Feb 2006, Ben Jackson wrote:

> Tired of all those snooty Linux developers having all the fun coding
> their own APRS client?

Pardon me?  Who's snooty?  ;-)

Besides, we're Linux/Solaris/HP-UX/FreeBSD/MacOSX/Windows
developers!  (Hope I didn't miss any)

Just curious, why not pitch in on the Xastir client (which already
runs on Windows and is open-source) to make it install/play better
on Windows instead?  That's 85,000 lines of code that you wouldn't
have to write...

The Xastir-2 project, which we've been dying to get to for a long
time, would allow you to write small cross-platform clients in any
widget set you choose, so that you could create nice small apps for
each OS.  Why not pitch in on that instead?  You'd benefit _all_ of
the operating systems that way, and not just Windows.  Of course,
you can't do cross-platform coding in C#, so if that's your choice,
I guess all of the above is moot.

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