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Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Thu Sep 14 13:08:15 UTC 2006

On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 kb2scs at optonline.net wrote:

>             The SCS modem can be considered a TNC. Since it uses the
> same commands as a TNC does. Yes it has more and different commands
> also. But for example to make a connection the command is.
> Connect WE7U [enter]
> So I would suggest that you go to the SCS web site and down load
> their manuals and you will see that you can make this GUI without
> having a SCS unit.
> Of course you would need a unit to test the software prior to its
> release.

Wanna' bet?  If someone were to do this as an open-source project,
all they need is SOMEONE out there with the modem, or better yet
multiple someones, to test it.  The developers wouldn't need the
hardware at all in this case.  The motto of open-source projects is
"release early/release often".  That's how the really fast progress
is made.

I don't need more projects right now but I'll keep this in mind for
the future, or perhaps chip in if someone else takes this on.

So...  Was the answer to my question about Airmail merely being a
front-end GUI for the TNC a "yes"?

Curt, WE7U.   APRS Client Comparisons: http://www.eskimo.com/~archer
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