[pskmail] Re: Aw: pskmail newcomer

  • From: Ian Bennett <ibennett@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2015 21:39:52 +1000

I say again, I would be happy to contribute to the development effort if java
is done away with.

Ian
VK1IAN

On 12/06/15 18:47, Rein Couperus wrote:

Hi Lothar,

there is still a lot of activity in the group, see
http://pskmail.org/web/pskmailusers.php

There is still a lot of active development going on behind the scenes,
especially
in the area of tuning the protocol... The modes used by pskmail all use
varicode, which makes timing adventurous at least.... That is the main focus
of
the development at the moment. Bug fixes are depending on bug reports from
users.
There is also a lot of activity on the raspberry pi / bananapi front, which
makes
running a server 24/24 possible with only 5W for the computer.
We are thinking about discontinuing support for window$ (TM), as there are
enough
possibilities for window$ users to run some form of Linux. Like virtual box,
puppy-linux-on-a-usb-stick, the combination of a raspi modem with vnc and a
windows/android/mac laptop, or even an android tablet running a vnc client.
PSskmail runs on an android phone as well.
There are ideas for a Perl client with integrated modems, doing away with
java and fldigi.
Unfortunately development is mostly done by1 person who is handicapped with
only
1 head and 10 thumbs...
The wiki at wikispaces.org had to be discontinued because they wanted money
for it.
And as you probably guessed, pskmail is an open source non-profit effort,
which costs the main developer some 400 Euros/year to run the pskmail.org
server...
Fortunately the wiki activities were picked up by some enthousiastic group
members,
and now live on wikidot.com. Maintenance of the wiki costs time, and depends
on
volunteers.
The pskmail facebook group is very much alive also. It allows very fast
communication between users.

73, and happy pkmailing...

Rein PA0R


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Hi,
I'm new to this mailing list an interested in pskmail.
I used WINLINK for a while but now I'm looking for an alternative.
The first question I have about it is, is there still activity in the pskmail
group.
The pskmail.org website has many death links and seems not to be updated for
a long time.
What is the develpoment status of pskmail server, client, are there plans for
the future ?
Is it known how many oms use pskmail currently ?

73
Lothar




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