[aprssig] APRS software capability ideas. . .

Gregg Wonderly gregg at wonderly.org
Mon Apr 12 13:21:51 EDT 2010

I have access to the beta and will be downloading it before too long to see 
where things are at.  I've read the reviews and sense that Apple might just be 
doing some simple things to hold context while switching between apps, better 
than is done now.  But, I also sense that if they are talking about skype 
inbound calls working, and some other similar things, that there will be enough 
control of when things run that one can get the benefits of multi-tasking.

We'll see.

Gregg Wonderly

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> Just keep in mind that the multi-tasking announced for iPhone 4.0 isn't 
> really multi-tasking by the purest definition.  It is best described as 
> "limited" or "controlled" multi-tasking as described at 
> http://www.gearlog.com/2010/04/apple_adds_iphone_multi-taskin.php
> "Apple and company CEO Steve Jobs finally went and did it, they added 
> Multitasking--of a sort--to the iPhone OS. It's not a pure-play, mind 
> you. In iPhone OS 4 there are now certain services that developers can 
> access to run processes in the background. Jobs is promising that this 
> will protect performance and battery life."
> Remember, Apple was the original consumer PC that touted "cooperative" 
> multi-tasking on their original Macs.  Just because they use a word that 
> has an accepted definition, doesn't mean that they're meaning the full 
> definition of that word.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32 - 
> True multi-tasking OSes
> Gregg Wonderly wrote:
>> Several things Wes.  The iPhone 4.0 OS announcement has been made and 
>> includes multi-tasking, out this summer.  There are some smaller wifi 
>> capable boxes available.  One, that is packaged, read to go, of course 
>> would be the Mac-Mini.  It's still a bit pricey for me, but it really 
>> is a complete computer.  There will continue to be some more 
>> developments I am sure.
>> I too am wondering what the deal is about the blue tooth stacks not 
>> being completely in place for data in and data out.
>> Gregg Wonderly
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