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[aprssig] New aprs client available for windows - xastir

Wes Johnston, AI4PX wes at ai4px.com
Fri Apr 30 17:05:02 UTC 2010


I figured out how to launch xastir directly from the task bar using
andLinux.

In the windows side of things, edit the file C:\Program
Files\andLinux\Launcher\menu.txt

and add the following line:

Xastir;xfce4_terminal.ico;xastir

Mine looks like this:

Terminal;xfce4_terminal.ico;xfce4-terminal
Thunar;thunar.ico;thunar
Mousepad;mousepad.ico;mousepad
Xastir;xfce4_terminal.ico;xastir
-
PulseAudio Mixer;volume.ico;pavucontrol
Synaptic;synaptic.ico;xfce4-terminal -e "sudo synaptic"


You'll need to exit the  XFCE program (yinyang sysmbol) in the task bar and
relaunch it to make the change take effect.  Do this from the start
button->andlinux->autostart->xfce menu.



Wes
---
God help those who do not help themselves.


On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 12:32, Wes Johnston, AI4PX <wes at ai4px.com> wrote:

> Ok, now that I have your attention..... here's an easy way to run xastir in
> windows.  Seriously easy.
>
>
> This is the procedure to install and run Xastir from within windows.  This
> will work with XP, Vista and Windows 7.  Although this document may look
> long, in a nutshell there are really only two steps.  You will simply be
> installing a program called andLinux and once it’s running you will install
> and run Xastir.
>
>
>
> Prerequisites:
>
> You will need administrator privileges to install this program.
>
>
>
> Make sure you do not access the internet through 192.168.11.x network.  If
> you do, please change the sub net to 192.168.12.x or other.  This may
> require making changes to your router and rebooting all PCs in the house.
> There is a workaround which requires editing 3 files, but generally it is
> easier to change your network settings.  We’ll cover that later if needed.
>
>
>
> Enable windows file sharing.  You’ll want to be able to allow xastir to
> access maps you get from CD or USB drives.  You can use the Shared
> Documents folder to allow this.
>
>
>
> Download the andLinux program.  Go to
> http://www.andlinux.org/downloads.php and download the approximately
> 200meg file.
>
>
>
> Installation.
>
> You will be installing a linux application that runs in the background of
> your PC.  You will use a sort of remote desktop to access this background
> application via a fake TCP/IP connection.
>
>
>
> Run the installer and accept all defaults.  When the installer asks you
> for a username and password for linux choose one.  It is OK to use the
> same password you use for your windows login or you can choose another.  At
> the next screen select SAMBA file sharing and press next.
>
>
>
> At the shared folders setup, choose SharedDocuments from the pulldown.  Enter
> your windows username and password.  This will allow the andLinux
> background application to swap files in the shared documents folder with
> windows.
>
>
>
> Accept the defaults for the remainder of the options.
>
>
>
> Reboot your PC.
>
>
>
> When you log in again, you will be asked to unblock Xming Server and
> Pulseaudio server.  Press the unblock buttons.
>
>
>
> Test your internet connection to see if it is still working.  Go to a web
> site such as cnn or google to test it.  If your PC used an address in the
> range of  192.168.11.x, you may have problems getting to the internet.  Do
> not uninstall andLinux!  See
> http://www.andlinux.org/wiki/index.php5?title=Howto:_change_andLinux_network_configurationfor more information if your internet has stopped working.
>
>
>
> Notice there is a little black and white yin yang symbol in the taskbar
> near the clock now.  Right click on it and choose Synaptic.  A “dos”
> window will pop open and ask you for a password.  Use the password that
> you used when the setup program asked you for a linux username and password.
> Make sure you click in the “dos” window before typing to give it focus.  It
> may not show your keystrokes for the password.
>
>
>
> If this does not launch or you get an error about not able to connect to
> 192.168.11.150, you will need to add an exception to your firewall for the
> Xming server.
>
>
>
> Installing XASTIR.
>
> If everything worked above, you will have launched Synaptic.  It is used
> to install additional programs.  Scroll through the list on the right and
> look for xastir.  Yes, there are a lot of programs listed.  Click the box
> beside xastir and select “mark for installation”.   It will popup with a
> number of additional programs that will need to be installed.  Simply
> check “mark for installation”.
>
>
>
> Once you have selected all the programs you wish to install, click “Apply”
> on the menu bar of Synaptic.  It will download and install xastir for you.
> You must be online when you click apply.
>
>
>
> Synaptic will verify that you want to download files.  Do NOT check the
> box that says download only…. You want Synaptic to install the files for
> you, right?  Leave the box unchecked.  The installation of xastir will
> require about 10.5megs of files be downloaded.
>
>
>
> When it is done, close Synaptic.  You can now run xastir, but let’s
> generate your APRS internet password first.
>
>
>
> Right click on the yinyang and run terminal window.
>
>
>
> In the “dos” window, type      callpass y0urcall  .  It will respond with
> a 4 or 5 digit number which you need to write down.  This number is unique
> to your callsign and will be used when you setup internet access later.
>
>
>
> Now run xastir by typing xastir in the “dos” window and pressing enter.
>
>
>
> Xastir will run and prompt you to put in your call and location.  You can
> rough in the location and set it exactly later using the mapping screen.  You
> may wish to turn off your numlock key.
>
>
>
> Congratulations, you have xastir running on windows!  The next time you
> want to run xastir, open a terminal window and type xastir <enter>.  If
> you type xastir &<enter> you will be able to close the terminal window while
> xastir continues to run.
>
>
>
> If you are feeling frisky, you can download the source code for xastir and
> install it to have the latest version but that is beyond the scope of this
> document.  If you need to connect to a locally attached TNC, use AGWPE on
> the windows machine and connect xastir to it.
>
>
> Wes
> ---
> God help those who do not help themselves.
>
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