Re: Rapsberri and APRS Setup Question

Andy McMullin

I also had dealings with Roger and agree with Ray -- I also don't think he wanted his work to be modified to change it to do things of which he would not approve.
You can still look at his old UI-View web pages from a mirror site kept in his memory at:
Have a look at his comments about Windows and PCs!
Andy, G8TQH

From: "Ray Wells"
Sent: 29 April 2014 07:11
To: Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO@...
Subject: Re: [Raspberry_Pi_4-Ham_RADIO] Re: Rapsberri and APRS Setup Question
The following is in no way intended as criticism of the late Roger Barker, so don't bother misreading what I have written. Roger wrote some brilliant software and that it is still in use and sought after, ten years after his death, is testimony to its quality.

Roger Barker was quite pedantic about his software, taking exceptional care to ensure it worked extremely well. He also had his own ideas on how things should or shouldn't be done on air, even to the point of being a "Packet Policeman"* within his software. It took him quite a long time to bend and add Telnet to his Winpack packet terminal program, such was his belief that Telnet was not amateur radio. Even when he added Telnet he did so reluctantly.

Knowing what I do of Roger, from his own writings (go read the help documentation for Winpack and UIView), I suspect he wanted the source code for his software destroyed on his death to prevent it being massaged into something he would not have approved of. He was, and had every reason, to be proud of his software.


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