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Amateur Radio WB8NUT duffy at wb8nut.com
Fri Jan 11 17:08:21 UTC 2008


I've been half following the XO discussion. I have an XO. Got one of the 
first shipments since I did the buy one give one deal.

Anyway, is there a way to download Xastir to the XO - easily without 
compiling and all that kind of stuff?

Duffy
www.wb8nut.com

Robert Bruninga wrote:
>> ... UI-View does allow the user to select the
>> laptop symbol.... /l (that's lower case L...)
>>     
>
> Thanks, and I made the mistake of initially proposing that the
> XO's use the laptop symbol, until I did a FINDU search on that
> symbol and found out that there were over 100 stations already
> using the laptop symbol for other purposes.
>
> Since we wanted a unique symbol for these very unique laptops, I
> then  proposed only a day later that we dedicate the the symbol
> of a BOX with an X  in it as a unique symbol for the XO.  A
> quick check on FINDU revealed that there was no one on the
> planet using that symbol.
>
> So that is the objective, that OLPC laptops (the XO) will use
> the BOX with an X.  Indicated in APRS as the BOX symbol with an
> X overlay.  Represented in APRS as "XA".  Bob
>
>
>   
>> Bob WB4APR wrote...
>>     
>>> The symbol I have proposed is the "A" symbol usually called
>>>       
> a
>   
>>> BOX and then give it the "X" overlay character.
>>>       
>> So, do I have this right...
>>
>> /A is from the primary table, an Aid Station.
>> XA is a numbered box with an X overlay to represent an XO
>>     
> computer?
>   
>> It displays properly in UI-View as a "box with an X in it"
>>     
> even if it
>   
>> isn't an XO computer - hi!
>>
>> Bob - I was going to suggest that it was as good a time as any
>>     
> if
>   
>> someone wanted to step up to the bat and update the UI-View
>>     
> symbol set
>   
>> for the XO computer, but it doesn't look like any changes are 
>> needed for
>> it. However, it would be nice if someone would add the skier 
>> symbol that
>> was added a few months ago. If someone was going to take it
>>     
> on, do you
>   
>> have a list of any others that were also added over the few
>>     
> months?
>   
>> 73 es cul - Keith VE7GDH
>> --
>> "I may be lost, but I know exactly where I am!"
>>
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