[aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?

Andrew P. andrewemt at hotmail.com
Tue May 20 07:14:00 CDT 2014


Funny. Hessu said he was working on it at the Dayton APRS Forum. Any updates in the last 4 days? :-)

> Date: Tue, 20 May 2014 08:11:30 -0400
> From: wa8lmf2 at aol.com
> To: aprssig at tapr.org
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] New Icons for APRS software?
> 
> On 5/20/2014 12:35 AM, SARTrack Admin wrote:
> > Some time ago there was a discussion on having a proffesional graphics artist
> > making a complete set of APRS icons for use in client software.
> > I am still very interested in getting a fresh set of icons for my software,
> > especially if Bob is adding new ones, and I cannot produce them.
> >
> > Is any work in progress anywhere on this? I would be happy to support it
> > financially.
> > If we could pool our resources, it would maybe be possible to get this done
> > professionally.
> >
> > Thanks, Bart
> >
> >
> 
> 
> Since every application uses the symbol set stored and/or rendered in a 
> different way:
> 
> 
> o    Vector or bitmap
> 
> o   Landscape or portrait rectangular grids with multiple cells,   one or two 
> linear strips of cells 1 icon high,   several hundred "mini-graphics" in 
> individual files.
> 
> o   16x16 pixels square or 20x20 pixels square or 32x32 pixels square, etc.
> 
> o   With or without overlay character(s) already embedded as part of the 
> background bitmap (rather than as a separate ASCII text character drawn on top).
> 
> o   In a variety of file formats (.BMP, .GIF, etc), with or without a 
> transparency attribute.
> 
> 
> there will never be a single universal ready-to-use symbol set.
> 
> 
> Not to mention those apps where the symbol set is inaccessibly embedded into a 
> compiled .EXE file.     Or embedded in unchangeable firmware like Kenwood radios.
> 
> ________________________________________________________________
> 
> 
> --
> 
> Stephen H. Smith    wa8lmf (at) aol.com
> Skype:        WA8LMF
> EchoLink:  Node #  14400  [Think bottom of the 2-meter band]
> Home Page:          http://wa8lmf.net
> 
> 
>   Long-Range APRS on 30 Meters HF
>      http://wa8lmf.net/aprs/HF_APRS_Notes.htm
> 
> High Performance Sound Systems for Soundcard Apps
>     http://wa8lmf.net/ham/imic.htm
>     http://wa8lmf.net/ham/uca202.htm
> 
> "APRS 101"  Explanation of APRS Path Selection & Digipeating
>    http://wa8lmf.net/DigiPaths
> 
> 
> 
> _______________________________________________
> aprssig mailing list
> aprssig at tapr.org
> http://www.tapr.org/mailman/listinfo/aprssig
 		 	   		  
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/attachments/20140520/aee33bbd/attachment.html>


More information about the aprssig mailing list