[aprssig] Linux aprsdigi configuration

Michael Conrad do5mc at friggleware.de
Fri May 1 07:28:36 EDT 2009

Hi John,

>   It looks like aprs4r is off to a good start, but I wanted something that used 
> the native ax25 libraries instead of direct serial access.  
You are welcome to join the project (http://www.aprs4r.org) and add native ax25 support.

A ticket (http://www.aprs4r.org/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/ticket/43) to add ax25
native support exists for nearly two years.

> Well, and installing Ruby is about as distasteful as installing a Java VM when you're 
> talking embedded.
why it is a bad idea to use a modern programming environment with object orientation,
garbage collection, build in thread support and a lot of other features.

For the given mission (APRS gateway or digipeater) and the existing hardware (wireless ap with 16/32 MB RAM)
the ruby software is running fine, no performance problems.

In fact, in the past we had some serious problems with memory leaks. But all of these problems
came from an older version of the ruby interpreter, which is implemented in C ;-)



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