[pskmail] Re: New releases for client and server are out.

  • From: Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 12:55:51 +0200 (CEST)


Great, just absolutely great work Rein!
There are lots of features to like in the new version, my personal
favourite is the new welcome message. It saves a lot of time and
frustration when the connection is bad/less than perfect.
APRS QSL is another great feature, messaging will benefit a lot.
Again, great work!

73 de Per, sm0rwo

> Hi,
> I have committed new archives to the download site:
> http://sharon.esrac.ele.tue.nl/pub/linux/ham/pskmail/
> The release incorporates all changes available in the latest snapshot.
> The archives are:
> PSKmail_server-0.2.0.tar.gz
> PSKmail_client-0.2.3.tar.gz
> New functions, supported by both client and server are:
> * QSL for unproto (APRS) messages (port 26)
> ===========================================
> The APRS message and posit functions are sent in unconnected mode, which
> does not require acknowledgment from the server. This can become a
> nuisance, e.g. if you send a posit beacon manually before closing down
> the station, and you want to be sure the message has reached the server.
> For this  purpose the server now sends a simple 'QSL' message as soon as
> it has received a valid message (verifies by the CRC). It also comes in
> handy when you use the APRS messaging service. It can take quite long
> before a message is acknowledged by the peer. You have no idea what the
> channel on the other end is like, it may be an HF channel, a VHF
> long-haul or even a contact via ISS!!. The 'QSL' prevents that you have
> to repeat the message blindly...
> * Upload of user data record to the server via radio channel
> ============================================================
> You are somewhere in the desert, with no internet connection, the time
> is 3:30 AM and the only pskmail server you can reach is PA0N, which does
> not have your user data. Until now it was impossible to connect through
> to the internet without calling PA0N on the telephone and ask him to put
> your data into the data base.
>>From now on it is DIY. The new client has a form where you can keep your
> own data, and a menu item for sending your data to the server.
> (Edit->mail options, Edit->update server)
> This happens in connected mode, so you can be sure the data transfer is
> 100% correct. On the air the data are slightly obfuscated so it is not
> possible to read it without going into technical trouble.
> This enables you to use ANY pskmail server provided the HF connectivity
> is o.k.
> * Welcome message tells you: 'you have 34987 messages'
> ======================================================
> * New header list, so you only download message headers 34985 and 34986
> =======================================================================
> This means you can leave the mail at the server so you can download the
> big ones at a later date.
> * Clear header list if you want to start from scratch
> =====================================================
>  (e.g. after reorganizing your mail with a web client).
> I hope you like it, I do...
> 73,
> Rein PA0R

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