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Matti Aarnio oh2mqk at sral.fi
Sat Oct 31 17:22:31 UTC 2009


On Fri, Oct 30, 2009 at 11:16:42AM -0700, Bill V WA7NWP wrote:
> >> Has anyone written an open source Java package that will parse APRS
> >> aprs similar to the Ham::APRS::FAP parser for perl?
> 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/jeaprs/
> google on "sourceforge aprs java"

Moved to  https://jeaprs.dev.java.net/

It is a graphical application for APRS written in Java, and I do very
much doubt there is any other connection than TCP/IP to APRSIS.
It is old enough to predate Sun Java 5 feature javax.comm

You see, Java has a bit challences when connecting to physical interfaces
and networks of other kind that TCP/IP.

The guiding idea on Java has been that application is platform unaware.
This means that it can generally speaking do only things that all major
platforms can do - file access, TCP/IP networking and start subprograms.
There is Java Native Interface (alias JNI), however it is highly platform
specific thing, and to take advantage of it, one must make most interesting
constructs to conditionally activate these feature subsystems.

However entire application is not same thing as small tool library, like
that Ham::APRS::FAP.

> 73
> Bill - WA7NWP

73 de Matti, OH2MQK



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