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

pfbram at comcast.net pfbram at comcast.net
Fri Sep 18 13:17:36 EDT 2015

With APRS, I like both -- one rig installed as a base for APRS-IS usage, and a portable RF-only one (TH-D72, etc). 

I've hesitated with Wine in general because some Windows API calls might violate various Linux security, hardware or other principles, but I see there are ways to somewhat containerize things. And faking com ports can get messy (bad enough that the D710 doesn't have USB), along with the registry, device drivers and so on. Whereas setting up YAAC under Linux for the TH-D72 was pretty routine. 

Re: Win 10 one last time, I don't think they've left enough room for the individual power-user. The hobbyist-tinkerer lacks the resources of a large organization, IT department and local deployment servers. So it sounds like automatic rolling updates, and the ongoing risk of breakage/deprecation, is the imposed risk. Having to reply on third-party tools to "fight" OS defaults/behavior isn't desirable long-term. 

Good to hear about another APRSISCE in the works! 

73, KD0KZE / Paul 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Randy Allen via aprssig" <aprssig at tapr.org> 
To: "Greg D" <ko6th.greg at gmail.com>, "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at tapr.org> 
Sent: Friday, September 18, 2015 7:57:56 AM 
Subject: Re: [aprssig] Before You Install Windows 10 (Or even if you don't want to) Read This 

I tried this a few years ago using Mint, but was never able to establish 
a link between Wine and a com port to connect to my MFJ 1270 TNC. The 
internet connection worked fine, but I want an RF tool, not another 
internet only appliance in the shack. To me APRS-IS functionality is a 
secondary and not a critical feature. 

It's been a few years and I realize I don't have details here, but is 
there someplace with a simple step by step in connecting to com ports 
through Wine? 

On 9/18/2015 00:29, Greg D via aprssig wrote: 
> +1 
> Been using it this way for several years on my OpenSuSE Linux machines. 
> Greg KO6TH 
> Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) via aprssig wrote: 
>> Oh, and APRSISCE/32 runs just fine under Wine. See: 
>> http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:linux 
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