[pskmail] Re: Javapskmail client testing

  • From: Thomas Andreas DJ4WL <dj4wl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 3 Dec 2008 20:21:46 +0100

Hi Per,

vy interesting.
Just open it with Java and have a running Programm without any installs, its a 
wonderful idea and worth to continue. I hope you do so.
vy 73 tom

On Tue, 02 Dec 2008 10:42:35 +0100
Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Hi all,
> For the curious I have enclosed a copy of the java pskmail client.
> Please note that this is a very, very early development release and as
> such
> is very limited in functionality. I am releasing this only as a "proof
> of concept" 
> as it contains important parts that must work, one of which is the
> handling 
> of the socket connection with fldigi.
> I have had reports that it works with windows 2000, xp and linux and it
> would 
> be nice if someone could test Mac OS X and perhaps BSD.
> You can launch it by entering "java -jar javapskmail.jar" or by right
> clicking and selecting "Java runtime" (varies what it says there).
> If you lack java then the necessary runtime environment can be fetched
> here:
> http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
> For ubuntu I know its in medibuntu and for Mandriva I believe its in
> plf.
> You MUST use one of the newer fldigis, tested with 3.04AX and 3.04BE. 
> You can get that here: http://www.w1hkj.com/ateam/
> Just start fldigi and then start javapskmail (it tries to connect to
> fldigi on startup).
> When the client is up you need to set your callsign, you do that by
> selecting the preferences menu item under the edit menu. Just enter it
> at callsign and close the menu using OK (saved only if you click OK).
> You can then use the lower text field in the main window to send stuff.
> If you want to send a pskaprs email then you enter something like:
> "per@xxxxxxxxxxxx hello, testing the java client."
> Sending emails requires that you are known at the receiving server.
> If you want to send an APRS message to someone then you can enter:
> "SM0RWO Testing the java client."
> You may also use the ping button on the aprs tab.
> Pse note that it doesn't show what is received just yet, you have to
> look
> at fldigi to see that now. Thats about it so far, not much but hopefully
> its
> proof that it works to build a client in java. Now I just need to build
> the rest... 
> It would be nice to hear abt your test results, good or bad.
> As for the development I am busy building the foundation, a
> configuration
> class with handling of permanent storage (a properties file) and logging
> class to handle exceptions and basic program logging. I'm implementing
> arq.pm in an arq class (as we are moving to an object oriented world
> here)
> and so on... Plenty of fun for the christmas holidays :-)
> 73 de Per, sm0rwo

Thomas Andreas DJ4WL <dj4wl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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