[aprssig] New Version 0.45 of UZ7HO "Soundmodem" Soundcard TNC Released

Aaron Wolfe aaron at aaronwolfe.com
Tue Oct 30 13:13:02 EDT 2012

On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 1:01 PM, Stephen H. Smith <wa8lmf2 at aol.com> wrote:

> OR - is your concern that UZ7HO has written a soundcard engine and that
> provides the same TCP/IP interface as AGWPE?
> Exactly!    The UZ7HO "Soundmodem" replaces AGWpe itself, and faithfully
> mimics the TCP/IP interface of AGW.   Any program such as UIview, APRSpoint,
> APRS+SA, Winlink, etc that can link to AGW as a soundcard TNC can use the
> Soundmodem instead with NO changes at all.

Sounds good to me.  Why is this a bad thing, and who is it bad for?

> Note that UZ7HO only duplicates the soundcard "Soft TNC" function of AGW and
> it's associated IP interface.    UZ7HO  does NOT provide the multiple KISS
> interfaces to hardware TNCs, and multiple serial-port sharing capabilities
> of the original AGWpe.

Would you really rather that UZ7HO do all the work to implement a new
soft TNC and then invent some different set of API calls to expose
it's functionality?  It wouldn't have been any more work for him to do
so, but then his software would not be compatible with existing tools.
 I don't see how reinventing this wheel would have helped anyone at


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