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[aprssig] Replacement for UI-View any one

lloyd at mitchell-web.net lloyd at mitchell-web.net
Fri Jan 22 20:58:57 UTC 2010


Have you tried PA7RHM's map server? It works great for "at home" use.  I
have saved the static maps for use portable but I quickly changed back
to the live mapserver with an air card.

Ko4Lloyd

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Replacement for UI-View any one
From: Bob Burns W9RXR <w9rxr_ at rlburns.net>
Date: Fri, January 22, 2010 3:30 pm
To: TAPR APRS Mailing List <aprssig at tapr.org>

At 02:19 PM 1/22/2010, Keith VE7GDH wrote:
>Was there a particular feature you were looking for that was lacking 
>in UI-View, or are you thinking more of future generations of the 
>operating systems evolving to the point where UI-View wouldn't run on it?

That's my concern, Keith. After some effort, I got UI-View and the 
PMapServer to run under Vista. I haven't tried Windows 7 yet. I am 
very concerned that future Windows versions will become incompatible 
with UI-View and UI-View users will be forced to find something else. 
What that "something else" is, I don't know.

As for features, the only concern I have with UI-View is mapping. To 
me, an APRS client that does not have pan and zoom maps based on 
regularly-updated map data is not worth my time. Luckily, we have the 
PMapServer. But, to my way of thinking, an APRS client should have 
that capability built-in.

Bob...


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