[aprssig] RE: Windows UI-View Replacement - Development

Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Sat Nov 13 21:25:40 EST 2004

Obsolete?  Ancient? My D700 and my DR135TP don't support KISS properly.

--Droo, K1XVM

At 09:20 PM 11/13/2004, scott at opentrac.org wrote:
>I haven't looked at it in awhile, but I seem to remember UI-View was lacking
>in map metadata.  Couldn't specify datum, at least, and doesn't it treat
>everything as a simple Cartesian plane, with no concept of map projection?
>As for TNC configs, I say: DON'T.  Absolutely no supporting terminal-mode
>TNCs.  KISS has been commonplace for what, 20 years?  If we're using 3 year
>old machines as a baseline, then a KISS TNC should be part of the baseline
>as well.  I've talked to a number of European users, and they can't believe
>that we're not running KISS in the States.  Support AGWPE, but don't cater
>to obsolete hardware.  Maybe John Hansen would be willing to give a discount
>on a bundled version with a TNC-X for those still stuck with ancient
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Darryl Smith [mailto:Darryl at radio-active.net.au]
>Sent: Saturday, November 13, 2004 5:14 PM
>To: ozaprs at marconi.ics.mq.edu.au; 'TAPR APRS Mailing List';
>zlaprs at mail.nzart.org.nz; ui-view at yahoogroups.com; 'ui-view admin list'
>Cc: roger.bille at telia.com; apritch at blueyonder.co.uk; 'Scott Miller';
>w2ev at arrl.net
>Subject: Windows UI-View Replacement - Development
>I have started a list on TAPR to look at a new Windows UI-View replacement,
>as Roger decided that no more development would be done following his death.
>The concept is to write a windows program and Architecture that will suit
>third party development, like UI-View, but go far further.
>The concept is also that it would require a WINDOWS PC with the .NET
>framework. We are looking at computers no more than 3 years old to run the
>software as a benchmark.
>We might use config and map alignment files from UI-View as a basis for the
>software to reduce development time.
>We are also looking at splitting the system in the following areas
>                 Packet Encoding and Decoding
>                 Display and Mapping
>                 TNC and Network Controls
>                 GPS Controls
>A mailing list has been set up to look at all this. The mailing list can be
>subscribed to by looking at
>         https://lists.tapr.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/aprs-windows
>The list is available on
>         Aprs-windows at lists.tapr.org
>Anyone wanting to see a copy of the existing available code should email me
>aprssig mailing list
>aprssig at lists.tapr.org

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