[aprssig] A new player

Georg Lukas georg at op-co.de
Mon Mar 10 11:14:00 CDT 2014


* Steve Dimse <steve at dimse.com> [2014-03-10 16:50]:
> If you write a program you have a responsibility to assure the correct
> operation of that software. When notified of a bug that is causing
> problems to other users of a shared system like APRS-IS you need to
> jump on it, get the fix done quickly, and reach out to users to get
> them to update ASAP.

The last time I had a comparable issue, APRSdroid was flooding the IS
network with position packets under some obscure conditions. It was
reported on this list in April 2012 as a flooding problem with my
client, but the description was not sufficient for a proper cause
analysis.

It took over a year, until August 2013, for another person to give me
the right hint, so I was able to triangulate the issue as an off-by-one
problem when approaching the fast speed setting when using SmartBeaconing.

Another two weeks later, I released APRSdroid 1.2.3, which fixed the
issue, but still is not used by 5% of the user base.

73 de Georg DO1GL
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