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[aprssig] APRS as a Situational Awareness tool

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Jan 16 16:20:43 UTC 2008


On Tue, 15 Jan 2008, John Zaruba Jr wrote:

> Thanks for the offer, but our solution was cygwin/XASTIR.
>
> At least until such time as we convince the county IT people to let
> us reformat the drives and run Linux exclusively.

Please give the VMWare/Xastir or "andLinux"/Xastir installs a
workout at some point as you'll probably like them better.  VMWare
in particular is much easier to install (and runs Xastir faster)
than Cygwin.

I've had trouble in the past with Cygwin doing updates or new
installs:  They tend to break the distribution often, or introduce
new bugs.  I tended to leave the installation alone once I got it
working, 'cuz doing an update could certainly kill Cygwin.

I haven't heard quite as much about andLinux, but it'll probably be
better than Cygwin as well.  Docs for all three Xastir/Windows
installs are here:

  <http://www.xastir.org/wiki/index.php/Installation_Notes>

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