Re: Receiving a bulletin message
Julian,toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
I'll be adding Bulletin support when I add the ability to re-view received messages and generally beef up the messaging section. I've re-read the spec and it appears that clients are actually supposed to display ALL messages received for the configured callsign regardless of the -SSID in use. It is only supposed to ACK messages that match the -SSID.
So, while I'm opening up the message reception to provide for that (and playing with APRS-IS filters to see if the proper messages are delivered), I'll add bulletin support.
I've never seen how UI-View does it, but I'm considering a "Bulletin Board" dialog that has a drop-down or multiple tabs to see the bulletin message lines received from each individual sender. I know this violates one of Bob's intentions of "anyone being able to overwrite anyone else's bulletin line", but that spec was done before APRS-IS merged vastly diverse geographic regions into a single client view.
Not sure when I'll get to it, but now that it's been mentioned, I'll boost it up the list.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
PS. A t/m filter should deliver ALL messages and bulletins to your client since a bulletin is just a message addressed to a particular callsign prefix (BLN).