[pskmail] Re: Beta test version of java client jpskmail-0.2

  • From: Thomas Andreas DJ4WL <dj4wl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 9 Mar 2009 22:02:13 +0100

Hello Rein and Pär,

thank you both for the excellent work.
It is a pleasure to use it. 
.. vy easy to get on
.. works fine
.. fundamental good choice
.. it took a load of my mind

vy 73 tom

On Sun, 08 Mar 2009 20:12:03 +0100
Rein Couperus <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Due to great effort by Per, SM0RWO, and PA0R we can now present the first 
> beta 
> of the new pskmail java client which has been alpha tested 
> under windows XP as well as under linux. We could not test it on the Mac.... 
> (we don't have one)
> This client has limited functionality, but the APRS functions are fully 
> operational. Connected mode is possible via the arq terminal. 
> Functions:
>  Send APRS Posit
>  Send APRS message
>  Send APRS email
>  Send ping
>  Send Link packet to server
>  Receive APRS message
>  Receive short email on APRS
>  Receive weather (or other) bulletins automatically and store them.
>  Set APRS Icon
>  Set APRS Beacon Period (10, 30, 60 mins)
>  Set APRS status message
>  GPS connection (RS232 and USB)
>  ARQ terminal mode (read email, web site text etc...)
> This is a first attempt to make pskmail available for those who do not want 
> to, 
> or can not use Linux. The plan is to gradually upgrade this client to the 
> same 
> functionality as the linux client. (pskmail-1.1 for linux). Also for those 
> who  want to have  easier (no) installation on linux...
> The archive contains a quick start guide describing how to operate the client.
> The server network in the Americas does not have the same status as in 
> Europe, 
> where we can reach a server from anywhere, anytime. This is a matter of 
> getting 
> organized....
> We are in need of beta testers to help us decide which services to implement 
> next....
> As stated before, this client has limited functionality, and should be 
> considered beta.
> Download at:
> http://hermes.esrac.ele.tue.nl/pskmail/jpskmail_0_2.zip
> Installation in windows XP:
> * install fldigi 3.10, get it running (http://ww.w1hkj.com)
> * unzip the pskmail_0_2.zip archive, enter the new directory, double click 
> the program icon (javapskmail.jar).
> * done.
> We have had a lot of fun making this, and we hope some of you will have fun
> using it...
> 73,
> Rein PA0R
> (It goes without saying that the code is open source (GPL))
> -- 
> http://pa0r.blogspirit.com

Thomas Andreas DJ4WL <dj4wl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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