[aprssig] It was a fun Ride while it lasted

Tate - KA7O ka7o at ka7o.net
Thu Sep 25 20:42:01 CDT 2008

Stephen H. Smith wrote:
> kb2scs at optonline.net wrote:
>> Hi All
>>           The end of an era. APRS-SCS is no longer being supported by 
>> me. So in honor of the TAPR DCC being held this weekend
>> you can go to 
>> http://www.tapr.org/~kb2scs
>> and download the APRS-SCS source code.
>> APRS-SCS was written in VB6. MIcrosoft is no longer supporting VB6.
>> If someone wanted to continue APRS-SCS they would have to port it over 
>> to some other programming language such as VB.net.
> Why is that a problem?  How much support were you actually asking for 
> from Microsoft, for VB66? 
> Can't you go on using VB6 even without Microsoft?    

If it was only for himself - maybe.

But, since it's distributed, and there are no longer security or fixes 
available - no (sane) developer would be likely risk it.


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