[aprssig] The best resolution of position from APRS

Curt, WE7U archer at eskimo.com
Wed Jan 4 12:31:12 EST 2006

On Wed, 4 Jan 2006, Robert Bruninga wrote:

> I read that as a causitive statement implying that "once"
> meaning "if" you ever implemented it....

Nope.  Am still trying to implement all of the spec that I can.  Of
course discussions like this where someone attempts to drag Xastir
through the mud in order to prove their point most likely extend the
time that it'll take to get it implemented.  Many other things on
the feature request list become more interesting about now...

> I read it as conditional and further wheteher you implement it
> or not is not of concern to me.  What is of concern is your
> statement that you will probably continue to use the depricated
> compressed format that is KNOWN to be broken on the air
> and not viewable to 85% of our mobile users.

And the default for Xastir will continue to be non-compressed posits
and non-compressed objects/items.  There's a togglebutton to enable
that for both classes.  Most people don't enable it.  We have to do
zero code changes in order that our users can produce objects that
are acceptable to Kenwoods.

> Im just trying to do what is best for the APRS comunity,
> including thousands of kenwood users to make sure that
> everyone sees at least what they see now.  And not use
> formats that cannot be seen by a large number of users..

What you see as best, I see as a detriment to the future of APRS.
I assume you feel likewise about my point of view.  Main thing is
we're both working toward the betterment of APRS, just with
different viewpoints as to how to define that.

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