[aprssig] New version of a Perl APRS parser released

Heikki Hannikainen hessu at hes.iki.fi
Thu Mar 13 05:31:27 EDT 2008


   Yesterday I pushed a version 1.11 of the Ham::APRS::FAP Perl module to 
CPAN (Comprehensive Perl Archive Network, the usual way to publish and 
distribute Perl modules). Version 1.00 was published just before chistmas. 
The module is written by Tapio Sokura, OH2KKU, with some improvements by 
myself. It is released under the same Open Source terms as Perl itself 
(Artistic or GPL). It's useful for programmers who wish to decode APRS 
traffic in a Perl program. http://aprs.fi/ uses this module in the backend 

   Download: http://search.cpan.org/~hessu/Ham-APRS-FAP-1.11/

   Happy hacking!

----- README --------------
Ham::APRS::FAP version 1.11

FAP - Finnish APRS Parser (Fabulous APRS Parser)

This module is a fairly complete APRS parser implemented in pure Perl.
It parses normal, mic-e and compressed location packets, NMEA location
packets, objects, items, messages, telemetry and most weather packets. It 
is stable and fast enough to parse the APRS-IS stream in real time.

Unless a debugging mode is enabled, all errors and warnings are reported
through the API (as opposed to printing on STDERR or STDOUT), so that
they can be reported nicely on the user interface of an application.
This parser is not known to crash on invalid packets. It is used to power
the http://aprs.fi/ web site.

APRS features specifically NOT handled by this module:
  - special objects (area, signpost, etc)
  - network tunneling/third party packets
  - direction finding
  - station capability queries
  - status reports (partially)
  - user defined data formats

This module is based (on those parts that are implemented)
on APRS specification 1.0.1.


To install this module type the following:

    perl Makefile.PL
    make test
    make install


This module requires a reasonably recent Date::Calc module.


This module is documented in perldoc format - see 'perldoc Ham::APRS::FAP'
(after installing) or 'perldoc /path/to/FAP.pm' (before installing).


  - Adding more tests


Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Tapio Sokura
Copyright (C) 2007-2008 Heikki Hannikainen

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.

   - Hessu, OH7LZB (http://oh7lzb.blogspot.com/)

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