[aprssig] Before You Install Windows 10 (Or even if you don't want to) Read This

Jason KG4WSV kg4wsv at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 10:00:00 EDT 2015

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 8:17 AM, Paul Bramscher via aprssig
<aprssig at tapr.org> wrote:

> I wonder how hospitals, the military or
> other critical infrastructure could adopt an operating system that might
> spontaneously make some application non-functional or stealth download
> large amounts of data.

Because decisions are made by nontechnical people, primarily on the
basis of cost and who they play golf with.

> I wish APRSIS can be ported to Java or somesuch.

eh?  you don't think the core runs on Windows, do you?  It's
exclusively unix, with the application being either javAPRSSrvr
(written in java) or aprsc.

No idea about the dominant OS for T2, but I'm sure the application is
one of those two in at least the majority of cases.

> Probably we should
> take stock of legacy Windows ham radio software that remain popular by
> active hams today, and build some sort of chart of functionality.  Find
> out where the overlaps are, and what new platform-independent or Linux
> based projects might come out of that.

Is the most popular APRS client in use still UI-View?  You know, the
one where the author has been SK for years and the source code was
destroyed and the only executable was compiled on an OS that hasn't
been supported for quite a while?  Is this a crowd you think you can
persuade to change?


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