[nos-bbs] please remind me of JNOS features asked for in the past ...

Maiko Langelaar maiko at pcs.mb.ca
Tue Dec 20 14:55:28 EST 2011


> * Web client - TNOS has this ...

A web client (as in browser based instead of telneting) to access
the JNOS user mailbox has been around for some time now. Are we
talking about two totally different things ?

   TRY :  http://www.langelaar.net:10000

>  * attach aprs-is ...     start aprsis --   APRS-IS network client
> and server...   This should be easy...

How is this different then the current APRS modules ?

>  * Get rid of getcontext and setcontext.

Ain't going to happen ! I was forced to go the ucontext way
a few years ago when they blocked *inappropriate* use of the
setjmp longjmp calls - I got beat up on the redhat / glibc
forums very badly for voicing my opposition to it.

However, it would appear the ucontext stuff is now obsolete or
deprecated in several documents and standards that I just checked
up on. I'm not terribly worried about this at the present.

>  * 32 bit compile on windows to move beyond the 16bit DOS world.

Done, but a minimalistic prototype. I have a WIN32 setup you can
get off my website, but it only runs as a mailbox (with local mail
delivery). You can telnet to it from windows or outside. No TNC or
other interface drivers at this time. More a proof of concept.

I have no desire to use cygwin or mingw or whatever. I want a
native version at some point. The prototype above was done just
to see how much effort it might be - it wasn't that bad to do.


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