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Re: Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

You must be running the Development version.  The General release from 2012 does not have the server port types.  Read:

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/doc:development-version


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

On 12/13/2018 9:01 AM, 'Brian Webster' radiowebst@... [aprsisce] wrote:

Following the Wiki it says to create a new port and then select IS-Server as the type. That option is not available on the current version. Is the wiki wrong or am I just not following the directions properly. I am no noobie to APRS and all of the various programs and have successfully done things like this on other programs. Just can’t figure out how to add the is-server port type. Do I need to edit the xml file first?

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:27 PM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

 

 

Yes,

You can read more about the different types of ports at

 

At the bottom there is a link to and explanation of the APRS-IS port type.

This will allow other instances to use the instance with that port as a "pseudo" IS server.

 

I believe there are 2 types (local - no password authentication) and (IS-Server - password authentication)..  Post any questions you may have in the group, but I didn't have any issues setting it up.

 

Always good to hear positive results as well.

 

Robert Giuliano

KB8RCO

 


From: "'Brian Webster' radiowebst@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:47 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

 

 

I was glancing at the documentation and it’s not clear if I can use the version I am running on RF and connect another instance say on my laptop over my local LAN to view what that station is seeing. Kind like a connection to the internet stream but only to my local computer as a mini server.

 

Is this possible? I have done it with other programs just not sure about this one.

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

 

Presentations (was: any way to block one station from showing?)

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

There is a new Presentations page on the Wiki.  The newest is at the top and represents a steady improvement (IMHO) and reduction in volume to fit within a normal presentation time limit.  The oldest presentation for Disney was WAY too much stuff!

http://aprsisce.wikidot.com/presentations


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

PS.  Please let me know if the download links work.  I just threw this page together this morning.

On 12/12/2018 11:58 PM, Greg D ko6th.greg@... [aprsisce] wrote:
Hi Lynn,

Actually, now that you mention it...  I'm giving a presentation to our radio club in early Feb on APRS, and am planning to use APRSIS32 as the demo vehicle.  If you happen to run into any sort of presentation material that's not already in the Wiki, I wouldn't mind getting a copy!

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 

For events, just give all of the event stations a !shriek! and use that to filter your view settings.  If you can't do that, then simply set up a nicknames for the event stations with !shriek!s and they become view filterable at that point.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, ask and I'll try to dig up one of the presentations I've done on using APRSIS32 for events.


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

On 12/12/2018 2:15 PM, kq6di@... [aprsisce] wrote:
What is bad is supporting an event, and having these lines appear in the middle of the maps.  Oh well, garbage in, garbage in.

Arnold
KQ6DI

Re: Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

Brian Webster
 

Following the Wiki it says to create a new port and then select IS-Server as the type. That option is not available on the current version. Is the wiki wrong or am I just not following the directions properly. I am no noobie to APRS and all of the various programs and have successfully done things like this on other programs. Just can’t figure out how to add the is-server port type. Do I need to edit the xml file first?

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

From: aprsisce@... [mailto:aprsisce@...]
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:27 PM
To: aprsisce@...
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

 

 

Yes,

You can read more about the different types of ports at

 

At the bottom there is a link to and explanation of the APRS-IS port type.

This will allow other instances to use the instance with that port as a "pseudo" IS server.

 

I believe there are 2 types (local - no password authentication) and (IS-Server - password authentication).  Post any questions you may have in the group, but I didn't have any issues setting it up.

 

Always good to hear positive results as well.

 

Robert Giuliano

KB8RCO

 


From: "'Brian Webster' radiowebst@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:47 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

 

 

I was glancing at the documentation and it’s not clear if I can use the version I am running on RF and connect another instance say on my laptop over my local LAN to view what that station is seeing. Kind like a connection to the internet stream but only to my local computer as a mini server.

 

Is this possible? I have done it with other programs just not sure about this one.

 

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

 

 

Re: any way to block one station from showing?

Greg D
 

Hi Lynn,

Actually, now that you mention it...  I'm giving a presentation to our radio club in early Feb on APRS, and am planning to use APRSIS32 as the demo vehicle.  If you happen to run into any sort of presentation material that's not already in the Wiki, I wouldn't mind getting a copy!

Thanks,

Greg  KO6TH


'Lynn W Deffenbaugh (Mr)' kj4erj@... [aprsisce] wrote:

 

For events, just give all of the event stations a !shriek! and use that to filter your view settings.  If you can't do that, then simply set up a nicknames for the event stations with !shriek!s and they become view filterable at that point.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, ask and I'll try to dig up one of the presentations I've done on using APRSIS32 for events.


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

On 12/12/2018 2:15 PM, kq6di@... [aprsisce] wrote:
What is bad is supporting an event, and having these lines appear in the middle of the maps.  Oh well, garbage in, garbage in.

Arnold
KQ6DI

Re: Recompile for Linux.

Greg D
 

Hi Larry,

I've used Crossover, but it was quite a while ago and I don't recall exactly how it handles the Registry.  Crossover has the concept of a "bottle", which is kind of a customized Wine environment that's set up on a per-application basis (or is it per application group?), so I suspect that they have a separate set of registry files for each.  The bottles are just subdirectories, if I recall, so a bit of looking around with the file management app of your choice should locate it.  It wouldn't surprise me if the Crossover management app has a way to edit them, too.

For locating the GPS puck, the easiest way is just to plug it in, then check where it landed with the 'dmesg' command.  Should be right at the end. 

Good luck!

Greg  KO6TH


Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS k6kusman@... [aprsisce] wrote:

 
I'm using Crossover. Is this info the same for it or just for wine? the port thing. My TNC will always be com1 as ihat is the port on the mudderboard. the question will be the usb gps puck. it should be com 2 or 3 but I have not plugged it in yet to check. How will I be able to figure out what port it's on?

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎December‎ ‎12‎, ‎2018‎ ‎07‎:‎34‎:‎58‎ ‎PM‎ ‎MST, Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 
FYI - as Windows gets more particular with where executable files go, WINE just might follow.
  I still recommend creating a dedicated folder in what WINE calls the C:\ drive ('.wine/drive_c').
  I like using 'c:\WinApps' with subfolders for app categories like 'radio', 'communication','utils', etc. , or some other folder structure that avoids C:\Program Files as the base.


A few other "gotchas" to keep in mind:
1. Windows is CaSe INsensitive, but linus is very CASE SENSITIVE!
2.  Spaces are not advised, but can be handled if the path is in quotes. 
          You could try escaping them with '%20' (no quotes) which is the space character in hex.
     Another reason to use the folder structure above.
3. Your WINE configuration and Windows applications are typically under a user's folder, so only that user will have access..
    /home/{username}/.wine - registry files are here
        key subfolders are drive_c (which becomes C:) and dosdevices - where the links to the TNC
    I can provide some work arounds for those who feel the need
4. USB devices can change on bootup or for other reasons.
    ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dodevices/com4 will create the desired link to your TNC if it is on ttyUSB0, but
        although /dev/ttyUSB0 may be you TNC today, but an arduino or something else tomorrow
       (depending on what type of USB devices you have connected).
    I have also found that if the device hangs, the attempt to reconnect may cause it to jump to /dev/ttyUSB1

    You may consider udev rules to link your TNC to the proper device.
   This can get a bit involved, but a web search will help, or again, I can provide additional infomration
    I have not used Crossover, so that may be a bit different.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO





From: "Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: "aprsisce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
well... I managed to get it to fire up in Crossover. Just have to get the ports up and running for the tnc and gps. aka the fun part.. but I'm alot farther then I thought i would be. Thank you all for the help and suggestions. I hope you all have a merry xmas and a happy new year.

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:32:07 PM MST, Stiv Ostenberg stiv@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 
Hi all;
The recompile for Linux thing started me thinking (not entirely about the port).  The first question that arose was “What development environment is being used?”.  I personally use Visual Studio primarily, though I have used NetBeans and Eclipse.  I sent to the APRSISCE site to see if I could find out and saw the title of the page “The future of Amateur Radio APRS”.  I was not able to find the information on the code.
I am in Korea, and am just a rookie ham who got a license and is starting to get involved in ARES.  A lot to learn, and APRS is high on my list when I get back to the US.  My question is this:
APRSISCE looks great.  It Is a cool tool that is evolving. I have no problem with not having access to the source code, except that I have seen many cool programs that went stagnant when key people went through life changes and lost interest. To really be “The Future” some mechanism would have to exist to make the software open source (which risks the project fragmenting and forking until it died from confusion) or the project had a mechanism to ensure its continuity. 
I don’t consider myself a great developer, but I like to mess with source code and have done some pretty cool things (IMHO).  I need to learn how to use the software, then I may want to try helping out if anything pops out I think needs improvement.
   What is the plan for the future of APRSISCE along those lines?
 
P.S>
To the person who was so down on Windows I say this:  I came from a Mac background and moved to Unix.  I learned Windows supporting virtualization and eventually ended up at Microsoft for a decade, then back to Linux and the cloud.  I understand the joys of bashing one environment over another, but in the end an environment exists for a reason.  You choose the environment that facilitates accomplishing what you need to do....  For all it’s flaws, Windows is at the core a set of API’s and an environment that is popular for a reason. Visual Studio is my favorite IDE  which lends itself better to writing code for Windows, though I used it for working across platforms as well.  Microsoft is working towards making .NET cross platform though it will never be as robust as the native Windows code.  People that bash Windoze (or Eunuchs or Hacintosh) seem like shortsighted troglodytes who do not realize that the Internet connects all those platforms, and the diversity simply gives us more options and a more vibrant Internet.  I guess that makes my an Internet Polytheist making fun of the Monotheists.  Sigh. And that makes me no better than you…..



Re: Recompile for Linux.

Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS
 

I'm using Crossover. Is this info the same for it or just for wine? the port thing. My TNC will always be com1 as ihat is the port on the mudderboard. the question will be the usb gps puck. it should be com 2 or 3 but I have not plugged it in yet to check. How will I be able to figure out what port it's on?

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On ‎Wednesday‎, ‎December‎ ‎12‎, ‎2018‎ ‎07‎:‎34‎:‎58‎ ‎PM‎ ‎MST, Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 

FYI - as Windows gets more particular with where executable files go, WINE just might follow.
  I still recommend creating a dedicated folder in what WINE calls the C:\ drive ('.wine/drive_c').
  I like using 'c:\WinApps' with subfolders for app categories like 'radio', 'communication','utils', etc. , or some other folder structure that avoids C:\Program Files as the base.


A few other "gotchas" to keep in mind:
1. Windows is CaSe INsensitive, but linus is very CASE SENSITIVE!
2.  Spaces are not advised, but can be handled if the path is in quotes. 
          You could try escaping them with '%20' (no quotes) which is the space character in hex.
     Another reason to use the folder structure above.
3. Your WINE configuration and Windows applications are typically under a user's folder, so only that user will have access.
    /home/{username}/.wine - registry files are here
        key subfolders are drive_c (which becomes C:) and dosdevices - where the links to the TNC
    I can provide some work arounds for those who feel the need
4. USB devices can change on bootup or for other reasons.
    ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dodevices/com4 will create the desired link to your TNC if it is on ttyUSB0, but
        although /dev/ttyUSB0 may be you TNC today, but an arduino or something else tomorrow
       (depending on what type of USB devices you have connected).
    I have also found that if the device hangs, the attempt to reconnect may cause it to jump to /dev/ttyUSB1

    You may consider udev rules to link your TNC to the proper device.
   This can get a bit involved, but a web search will help, or again, I can provide additional infomration
    I have not used Crossover, so that may be a bit different.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO





From: "Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: "aprsisce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
well... I managed to get it to fire up in Crossover. Just have to get the ports up and running for the tnc and gps. aka the fun part.. but I'm alot farther then I thought i would be. Thank you all for the help and suggestions. I hope you all have a merry xmas and a happy new year.

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:32:07 PM MST, Stiv Ostenberg stiv@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 
Hi all;
The recompile for Linux thing started me thinking (not entirely about the port).  The first question that arose was “What development environment is being used?”.  I personally use Visual Studio primarily, though I have used NetBeans and Eclipse.  I sent to the APRSISCE site to see if I could find out and saw the title of the page “The future of Amateur Radio APRS”.  I was not able to find the information on the code.
I am in Korea, and am just a rookie ham who got a license and is starting to get involved in ARES.  A lot to learn, and APRS is high on my list when I get back to the US.  My question is this:
APRSISCE looks great.  It Is a cool tool that is evolving. I have no problem with not having access to the source code, except that I have seen many cool programs that went stagnant when key people went through life changes and lost interest. To really be “The Future” some mechanism would have to exist to make the software open source (which risks the project fragmenting and forking until it died from confusion) or the project had a mechanism to ensure its continuity. 
I don’t consider myself a great developer, but I like to mess with source code and have done some pretty cool things (IMHO).  I need to learn how to use the software, then I may want to try helping out if anything pops out I think needs improvement.
   What is the plan for the future of APRSISCE along those lines?
 
P.S>
To the person who was so down on Windows I say this:  I came from a Mac background and moved to Unix.  I learned Windows supporting virtualization and eventually ended up at Microsoft for a decade, then back to Linux and the cloud.  I understand the joys of bashing one environment over another, but in the end an environment exists for a reason.  You choose the environment that facilitates accomplishing what you need to do...  For all it’s flaws, Windows is at the core a set of API’s and an environment that is popular for a reason. Visual Studio is my favorite IDE  which lends itself better to writing code for Windows, though I used it for working across platforms as well.  Microsoft is working towards making .NET cross platform though it will never be as robust as the native Windows code.  People that bash Windoze (or Eunuchs or Hacintosh) seem like shortsighted troglodytes who do not realize that the Internet connects all those platforms, and the diversity simply gives us more options and a more vibrant Internet.  I guess that makes my an Internet Polytheist making fun of the Monotheists.  Sigh. And that makes me no better than you…..


Re: any way to block one station from showing?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

For events, just give all of the event stations a !shriek! and use that to filter your view settings.  If you can't do that, then simply set up a nicknames for the event stations with !shriek!s and they become view filterable at that point.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, ask and I'll try to dig up one of the presentations I've done on using APRSIS32 for events.


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

On 12/12/2018 2:15 PM, kq6di@... [aprsisce] wrote:
What is bad is supporting an event, and having these lines appear in the middle of the maps.  Oh well, garbage in, garbage in.

Arnold
KQ6DI

Re: Recompile for Linux.

Rob Giuliano
 

FYI - as Windows gets more particular with where executable files go, WINE just might follow.
  I still recommend creating a dedicated folder in what WINE calls the C:\ drive ('.wine/drive_c').
  I like using 'c:\WinApps' with subfolders for app categories like 'radio', 'communication','utils', etc. , or some other folder structure that avoids C:\Program Files as the base.


A few other "gotchas" to keep in mind:
1. Windows is CaSe INsensitive, but linus is very CASE SENSITIVE!
2.  Spaces are not advised, but can be handled if the path is in quotes. 
          You could try escaping them with '%20' (no quotes) which is the space character in hex.
     Another reason to use the folder structure above.
3. Your WINE configuration and Windows applications are typically under a user's folder, so only that user will have access.
    /home/{username}/.wine - registry files are here
        key subfolders are drive_c (which becomes C:) and dosdevices - where the links to the TNC
    I can provide some work arounds for those who feel the need
4. USB devices can change on bootup or for other reasons.
    ln -s /dev/ttyUSB0 ~/.wine/dodevices/com4 will create the desired link to your TNC if it is on ttyUSB0, but
        although /dev/ttyUSB0 may be you TNC today, but an arduino or something else tomorrow
       (depending on what type of USB devices you have connected).
    I have also found that if the device hangs, the attempt to reconnect may cause it to jump to /dev/ttyUSB1

    You may consider udev rules to link your TNC to the proper device.
   This can get a bit involved, but a web search will help, or again, I can provide additional infomration
    I have not used Crossover, so that may be a bit different.

Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO





From: "Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: "aprsisce@..."
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
well... I managed to get it to fire up in Crossover. Just have to get the ports up and running for the tnc and gps. aka the fun part.. but I'm alot farther then I thought i would be. Thank you all for the help and suggestions. I hope you all have a merry xmas and a happy new year.

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:32:07 PM MST, Stiv Ostenberg stiv@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 
Hi all;
The recompile for Linux thing started me thinking (not entirely about the port).  The first question that arose was “What development environment is being used?”.  I personally use Visual Studio primarily, though I have used NetBeans and Eclipse.  I sent to the APRSISCE site to see if I could find out and saw the title of the page “The future of Amateur Radio APRS”.  I was not able to find the information on the code.
I am in Korea, and am just a rookie ham who got a license and is starting to get involved in ARES.  A lot to learn, and APRS is high on my list when I get back to the US.  My question is this:
APRSISCE looks great.  It Is a cool tool that is evolving. I have no problem with not having access to the source code, except that I have seen many cool programs that went stagnant when key people went through life changes and lost interest. To really be “The Future” some mechanism would have to exist to make the software open source (which risks the project fragmenting and forking until it died from confusion) or the project had a mechanism to ensure its continuity. 
I don’t consider myself a great developer, but I like to mess with source code and have done some pretty cool things (IMHO).  I need to learn how to use the software, then I may want to try helping out if anything pops out I think needs improvement.
   What is the plan for the future of APRSISCE along those lines?
 
P.S>
To the person who was so down on Windows I say this:  I came from a Mac background and moved to Unix.  I learned Windows supporting virtualization and eventually ended up at Microsoft for a decade, then back to Linux and the cloud.  I understand the joys of bashing one environment over another, but in the end an environment exists for a reason.  You choose the environment that facilitates accomplishing what you need to do..  For all it’s flaws, Windows is at the core a set of API’s and an environment that is popular for a reason. Visual Studio is my favorite IDE  which lends itself better to writing code for Windows, though I used it for working across platforms as well.  Microsoft is working towards making .NET cross platform though it will never be as robust as the native Windows code.  People that bash Windoze (or Eunuchs or Hacintosh) seem like shortsighted troglodytes who do not realize that the Internet connects all those platforms, and the diversity simply gives us more options and a more vibrant Internet.  I guess that makes my an Internet Polytheist making fun of the Monotheists.  Sigh. And that makes me no better than you…..


Re: Recompile for Linux.

Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS
 

well.. I managed to get it to fire up in Crossover. Just have to get the ports up and running for the tnc and gps. aka the fun part.. but I'm alot farther then I thought i would be. Thank you all for the help and suggestions. I hope you all have a merry xmas and a happy new year.

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 4:32:07 PM MST, Stiv Ostenberg stiv@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 

Hi all;

The recompile for Linux thing started me thinking (not entirely about the port).  The first question that arose was “What development environment is being used?”.  I personally use Visual Studio primarily, though I have used NetBeans and Eclipse.  I sent to the APRSISCE site to see if I could find out and saw the title of the page “The future of Amateur Radio APRS”.  I was not able to find the information on the code.

I am in Korea, and am just a rookie ham who got a license and is starting to get involved in ARES.  A lot to learn, and APRS is high on my list when I get back to the US.  My question is this:
APRSISCE looks great.  It Is a cool tool that is evolving. I have no problem with not having access to the source code, except that I have seen many cool programs that went stagnant when key people went through life changes and lost interest. To really be “The Future” some mechanism would have to exist to make the software open source (which risks the project fragmenting and forking until it died from confusion) or the project had a mechanism to ensure its continuity. 

I don’t consider myself a great developer, but I like to mess with source code and have done some pretty cool things (IMHO).  I need to learn how to use the software, then I may want to try helping out if anything pops out I think needs improvement.

   What is the plan for the future of APRSISCE along those lines?

 

P.S>

To the person who was so down on Windows I say this:  I came from a Mac background and moved to Unix.  I learned Windows supporting virtualization and eventually ended up at Microsoft for a decade, then back to Linux and the cloud.  I understand the joys of bashing one environment over another, but in the end an environment exists for a reason.  You choose the environment that facilitates accomplishing what you need to do.  For all it’s flaws, Windows is at the core a set of API’s and an environment that is popular for a reason. Visual Studio is my favorite IDE  which lends itself better to writing code for Windows, though I used it for working across platforms as well.  Microsoft is working towards making .NET cross platform though it will never be as robust as the native Windows code.  People that bash Windoze (or Eunuchs or Hacintosh) seem like shortsighted troglodytes who do not realize that the Internet connects all those platforms, and the diversity simply gives us more options and a more vibrant Internet.  I guess that makes my an Internet Polytheist making fun of the Monotheists.  Sigh. And that makes me no better than you…..

Re: Recompile for Linux.

Stiv Ostenberg
 

Hi all;

The recompile for Linux thing started me thinking (not entirely about the port).  The first question that arose was “What development environment is being used?”.  I personally use Visual Studio primarily, though I have used NetBeans and Eclipse.  I sent to the APRSISCE site to see if I could find out and saw the title of the page “The future of Amateur Radio APRS”.  I was not able to find the information on the code.

I am in Korea, and am just a rookie ham who got a license and is starting to get involved in ARES.  A lot to learn, and APRS is high on my list when I get back to the US.  My question is this:
APRSISCE looks great.  It Is a cool tool that is evolving. I have no problem with not having access to the source code, except that I have seen many cool programs that went stagnant when key people went through life changes and lost interest. To really be “The Future” some mechanism would have to exist to make the software open source (which risks the project fragmenting and forking until it died from confusion) or the project had a mechanism to ensure its continuity. 

I don’t consider myself a great developer, but I like to mess with source code and have done some pretty cool things (IMHO).  I need to learn how to use the software, then I may want to try helping out if anything pops out I think needs improvement.

   What is the plan for the future of APRSISCE along those lines?

 

P.S>

To the person who was so down on Windows I say this:  I came from a Mac background and moved to Unix.  I learned Windows supporting virtualization and eventually ended up at Microsoft for a decade, then back to Linux and the cloud.  I understand the joys of bashing one environment over another, but in the end an environment exists for a reason.  You choose the environment that facilitates accomplishing what you need to do.  For all it’s flaws, Windows is at the core a set of API’s and an environment that is popular for a reason. Visual Studio is my favorite IDE  which lends itself better to writing code for Windows, though I used it for working across platforms as well.  Microsoft is working towards making .NET cross platform though it will never be as robust as the native Windows code.  People that bash Windoze (or Eunuchs or Hacintosh) seem like shortsighted troglodytes who do not realize that the Internet connects all those platforms, and the diversity simply gives us more options and a more vibrant Internet.  I guess that makes my an Internet Polytheist making fun of the Monotheists.  Sigh. And that makes me no better than you…..

Re: Recompile for Linux.

Greg D
 

Oops, typing too fast...  Not tried Play, but if it's based on Wine, it should work.  That said, the registry stuff might be interesting, depending on how they manage it.

If all else fails, I'd just drop back to straight Wine, and go from there.

Greg  KO6TH


Greg D wrote:

Check out the link that Rob provided to the instructions.  The key to making it work is adding the registry settings, otherwise ARPSIS32 won't see any serial ports to connect to a TNC.  Even without the settings, you should have Internet-provided packets delivered in real time, just by firing up the software and getting your initial location set..

I'm not familiar with Mint Tara specifically, but just make sure you have the Wine package loaded.  Then go to the folder where APRSIS32 has been extracted and run 'wine aprsis32.exe' from the command line, and you should be off and running.  Copying the configuration file (aprsis32.xml) is probably not a good idea, since it contains paths to things that won't match up on your Linux box (at least, not without a lot of fiddling).  The maps can be copied, if you're careful, but since they self-load, it may not be worth the trouble unless you're running without an Internet connection or have severely limited bandwidth.

Good luck!

Greg  KO6TH


Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS k6kusman@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
Just trying to get things going. Sure could use some help from whom ever wants to get me through it. I have some working knowledge of linux. I'm currently running Mint Tara and have installed Play on Linux so.. ready too roll from here. I have a fully configured version running my Igate on windows.. What I would like to do is just grab that full dir off the windows box and pop it into the linux box and then go through and config the ports and get it up and running. Thanks in advance. If you want to talk me through it I can call U or U can call me and guide me through it. Anywho.. thats where i'm at,

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:12:05 PM MST, Greg D ko6th.greg@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 

Also running it here for something like a decade.  Very stable.

What sort of failure are you having?

Greg  KO6TH


Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
I've been running it in "straight WINE" for a very long time.

 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.





Re: Recompile for Linux.

Greg D
 

Check out the link that Rob provided to the instructions.  The key to making it work is adding the registry settings, otherwise ARPSIS32 won't see any serial ports to connect to a TNC.  Even without the settings, you should have Internet-provided packets delivered in real time, just by firing up the software and getting your initial location set..

I'm not familiar with Mint Tara specifically, but just make sure you have the Wine package loaded.  Then go to the folder where APRSIS32 has been extracted and run 'wine aprsis32.exe' from the command line, and you should be off and running.  Copying the configuration file (aprsis32.xml) is probably not a good idea, since it contains paths to things that won't match up on your Linux box (at least, not without a lot of fiddling).  The maps can be copied, if you're careful, but since they self-load, it may not be worth the trouble unless you're running without an Internet connection or have severely limited bandwidth.

Good luck!

Greg  KO6TH


Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS k6kusman@... [aprsisce] wrote:

 
Just trying to get things going. Sure could use some help from whom ever wants to get me through it. I have some working knowledge of linux. I'm currently running Mint Tara and have installed Play on Linux so.. ready too roll from here. I have a fully configured version running my Igate on windows.. What I would like to do is just grab that full dir off the windows box and pop it into the linux box and then go through and config the ports and get it up and running. Thanks in advance. If you want to talk me through it I can call U or U can call me and guide me through it. Anywho.. thats where i'm at,

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:12:05 PM MST, Greg D ko6th.greg@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 

Also running it here for something like a decade.  Very stable.

What sort of failure are you having?

Greg  KO6TH


Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
I've been running it in "straight WINE" for a very long time.

 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.




Re: Recompile for Linux.

Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS
 

Just trying to get things going. Sure could use some help from whom ever wants to get me through it. I have some working knowledge of linux. I'm currently running Mint Tara and have installed Play on Linux so.. ready too roll from here. I have a fully configured version running my Igate on windows.. What I would like to do is just grab that full dir off the windows box and pop it into the linux box and then go through and config the ports and get it up and running. Thanks in advance. If you want to talk me through it I can call U or U can call me and guide me through it. Anywho.. thats where i'm at,

Larry Ellsworth       K6KUS


On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 2:12:05 PM MST, Greg D ko6th.greg@... [aprsisce] wrote:


 

Also running it here for something like a decade.  Very stable.

What sort of failure are you having?

Greg  KO6TH


Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 
I've been running it in "straight WINE" for a very long time.

 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.



Re: Recompile for Linux.

Greg D
 

Also running it here for something like a decade.  Very stable.

What sort of failure are you having?

Greg  KO6TH


Rob Giuliano kb8rco@... [aprsisce] wrote:

 
I've been running it in "straight WINE" for a very long time.

 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.



Re: Recompile for Linux.

Rob Giuliano
 

I've been running it in "straight WINE" for a very long time.

 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "k6kusman@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:55 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Recompile for Linux.

 
Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.


Re: Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

Rob Giuliano
 

Yes,
You can read more about the different types of ports at

At the bottom there is a link to and explanation of the APRS-IS port type.
This will allow other instances to use the instance with that port as a "pseudo" IS server.

I believe there are 2 types (local - no password authentication) and (IS-Server - password authentication).  Post any questions you may have in the group, but I didn't have any issues setting it up.

Always good to hear positive results as well.
 
Robert Giuliano
KB8RCO



From: "'Brian Webster' radiowebst@... [aprsisce]"
To: aprsisce@...
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:47 PM
Subject: [aprsisce] Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

 
I was glancing at the documentation and it’s not clear if I can use the version I am running on RF and connect another instance say on my laptop over my local LAN to view what that station is seeing. Kind like a connection to the internet stream but only to my local computer as a mini server.
 
Is this possible? I have done it with other programs just not sure about this one.
 
Thank You,
Brian N2KGC
 


Re: Recompile for Linux.

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

APRSISCE/32 is written directly to the Win32 API.  There is no portability or insulation layer that would allow cross-compilation for *nix.

There are many folks out there successfully running APRSIS32 under WINE, even running IGates with serial-connected TNCs under WINE.  Please see the Wiki link below for more information.


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

On 12/12/2018 2:54 PM, k6kusman@... [aprsisce] wrote:
Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.

Re: Station functioning as a local LAN IS server?

Lynn Deffenbaugh
 

Yes, you can run as many instances of APRSISCE/32 as you can make directories and unique -SSIDs. Simply start each copy from a different directory and it will get a unique configuration.

In the development version, you can create a Local Server port type and give it a TCP/IP port. This would be done on your RF-connected instance.

In your observing instance, simply configure your APRS-IS server to point to the IP address and configured local server port of that RF instance.


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

On 12/12/2018 2:26 PM, 'Brian Webster' radiowebst@... [aprsisce] wrote:

I was glancing at the documentation and its not clear if I can use the version I am running on RF and connect another instance say on my laptop over my local LAN to view what that station is seeing. Kind like a connection to the internet stream but only to my local computer as a mini server.

Is this possible? I have done it with other programs just not sure about this one.

Thank You,

Brian N2KGC

Re: Recompile for Linux.

Murry B <murraybr@...>
 

I run it under Wine and works great
VE9MB

On 12/12/2018 03:54 PM, k6kusman@... [aprsisce] wrote:
 

Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.


Recompile for Linux.

Larry Ellsworth - K6KUS
 

Hello. I don't remember if I have asked this before but.. What's the chance of porting the software out to Linux?. I have tried to use it via crossover or play on Linux and have not had any luck. I'm trying to get away from windblows all together but not being able to get the software to work correctly is about the only thing keeping me on windblows. Any way i'm sure there are others would love to have this software ported to Linux. Thanks and have a Merry Christmas and happy new year.