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[aprssig] APRS DOS a time for change?

Brian Webster bwebster at wirelessmapping.com
Fri Jan 11 22:24:14 UTC 2008


	I briefly looked at the SCS program but as I recall it was a very brief
look. As I remember it I was looking for screen shots of the program to see
if I wanted to download and try it. I'm of the mentality of not downloading
and installing every program that "might" do what I want for fear of
cluttering up my computer and registry. Viewing screen shots on a web site
for me goes a long way towards interesting me to try a program. I know it
may sound silly but I'm sure I'm not the only person who thinks this way. I
was never sure what the mapping interface would look like in this program so
I just moved on and stayed with what I already had.
	If the SCS program does do what APRSDos will, then it deserves a better
look and promotion (maybe even by Bob himself) to get users on board.



Thank You,
Brian Webster N2KGC



-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org
[mailto:aprssig-bounces at lists.tapr.org]On Behalf Of Robert Bruninga
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2008 2:38 PM
To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
Subject: RE: [aprssig] APRS DOS a time for change?


> why after all these years... has APRS DOS
> not been ported over so that it could be
> run properly within a windows environment?

Because I don't know how.  So I released the source code years
ago with the hope that someone more talented than I in something
other than QBasic could do it.

> if APRSDOS was a windows program you might get
> more people to use it and thus the features.

My dream!

The closest attempt has been APRS-SCS, but after years of effort
by John, KB2SCS he reports only a few users and has pretty much
back-burnered it because of the issues with maps...

The XASTIR group also tries to get mosst of it implemented, but
then you have to run Linux to  use it.

I think that pretty much summs it up.  I keep crying over spilt
milk hoping to keep as many of the original concepts alive until
a fresh author comes up that has a few years of his spare time
that wants to tackle it.

Bob, WB4APR



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