[aprssig] Roll call for APRS software authors

Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) ldeffenb at homeside.to
Fri Oct 4 09:27:32 EDT 2013

The list of APRS software authors has been updated to provide further 
classifications..  Please check it at


and let me know if you believe I've mis-classified some entry.

Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32

On 10/4/2013 9:04 AM, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:
> I believe the original purpose of the roll call was to identify 
> currently active software authors that might be interested in the 
> discussions coming up about adding additional symbol overlay 
> definitions.  I'm accumulating the information so that folks will have 
> a reference point for who is the author of various software if 
> questions arise about that software.
> For this purpose, libraries and/or servers seem to be reasonable to 
> include as questions about those various APRS system components may 
> arise from time to time.
> I'll add these to the list, but of course they'll be footnoted as 
> having not having checked in here as ongoing discussions are likely to 
> occur in this group/mail reflector.
> Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ - Author of APRSISCE for Windows Mobile and Win32
> On 10/4/2013 7:50 AM, Matti Aarnio wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 04, 2013 at 07:08:07AM -0400, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) 
>> wrote:
>>> Ok, I think I have all of the recent updates applied to the page at:
>>> http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/clients
>> Lynn,  the description of the list was originally very clearly
>> (in my understanding) about gadgets and software with graphical face.
>> But now it seems to include also some servers and tool libraries.
>> A few softwares that I know about:
>>    http://ham.zmailer.org/oh2mqk/aprx/
>>    http://www.aprs4r.org/cgi-bin/trac.cgi/wiki/WikiStart
>>    http://he.fi/aprsc/
>> Would you want to include there igate and aprs-is servers too?
>> A few of those already listed are gui + igate, after all, but real
>> serious always running igate is not the same as your game and other
>> random uses desktop PC.
>> Indeed you are better off with purpose dedicated flash "disk" based
>> (instead of mechanical hard drive) solution eating up as little
>> power as possible.
>> Of course there is no single de-facto network API in existence that
>> would allow GUI softwares to talk to external radio interface server.
>> All existing ones are propretary, and their authors seem to be very
>> protective about them taking serious dislike at other people 
>> implementing
>> _servers_ code behaving in similar way.
>> (Some Linux AX.25 Peer-to-Peer tunneling protocols come perhaps close.)
>> 73 de Matti, OH2MQK
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