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[aprssig] Re: TIGER maps what-s the problem?

Rich Mulvey aprs at mulveyfamily.com
Fri Jun 16 18:48:41 UTC 2006


Richard Amirault wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Robert Bruninga" Subject: Re: 
> [aprssig] Re: TIGER maps what-s the problem?
> (snip)
>
> It is a big disappointmet to me to see so much of the original APRS 
> lost in translation to incomplete clones
> (snip)
> =======================
> FWIW .. me too ... APRSDos user (still)
>
  Different strokes for different folks.  FWIW, when I tried APRSDOS I 
found it horribly clunky and unintuitive, especially for someone who 
only uses it occasionally.

  On the other hand, I found Xastir to be very easy and intuitive, and 
it does *exactly* what I want, without any fuss or muss.

   Do the other APRS apps work differently?  Yep.  But I look at what 
they do, particularly in the emphasis on superior mapping, as the 
natural evolution of the original idea.  Obviously they're meeting more 
people's needs than APRSDOS, or they wouldn't be so popular.  In the 
end, they seem to be better implementations of what the *users* want to 
do, instead of just being clones of what *Bob* wants users to do.
- Rich





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