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[aprssig] Some obscure APRS client questions

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Mon Nov 14 13:57:55 UTC 2011


IMHO, the "spec" should be about shared interoperability based on the 
protocol and the transport.  Static data like displays and/or file 
formats may be "recommendations" or "oh-by-the-way", but not SPECs.

Objects can be shared over APRS and are therefore specs.  Overlays are 
for local display and, IMHO, are not specs.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 11/14/2011 8:44 AM, Bob Bruninga wrote:
>> The .POS files came from Bob's original APRSDOS which was before UI-View.
>> Like Patrick said "based on software which is dead".
>> I load them for backward compatibility, but have no
>> plans for maintaining nor extending them from within APRSISCE/32.
> ]
> Actually every APRS program eventually used them.  APRSdos, MacAPRS,
> WinAPRS, APRS+, UIview, etc... It was part of the standard.  Is this
> something else that did not get into the spec?  If so, Ill correct it.
>
> Thanks
> Bob
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