[pskmail] Re: Saving GRIB files to Desktop ?

  • From: "Rein Couperus" <rein@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:56:10 +0100 (CET)

I just downloaded a grib file from 9A1CRA using jPSKmail-2.0.6, and it was 
delivered intact into ~/.pskmail/Files.
Difficult to test as the RTTY mob is covering the whole of 30m again...

Rein EA/PA0R/M

>Hi,
>
>Great, then I know I need to look at gribs and I'll do that tonight.
>I'm pretty sure we tested gribs before but I'll have an extra look and
>try to reproduce the problem.
>
>Well, The idea now is to have the same handling of attachment regardless
>of the content and let the system deal with what helper application to
>use for a certain file type. I can use MaxSea or bluewater racing and
>someone else likes zyGrib for gribs etc. If we leave that to the system,
>much like any other email app does, then there is one less thing that
>can go wrong :-). Just push save to save the attachment and open a file
>browser to move or do something to the attachment.
>
>73 de Per, sm0rwo
>
>
>tis 2012-01-31 klockan 07:24 -0600 skrev Bernard Dekok:
>> Hi Per,
>>
>>
>> All my previous observations and testing was actually on version 1.5.4
>>
>>
>> A viewer button for GRIB files and black and white weather faxes
>> (synoptic charts) at least, would be very nice to have for boaters.
>>
>>
>> I really like Viewfax. It is FREE for Hams and the viewer of choice
>> for Airmail and RMS Express.
>> It gives a really nice and interactive GRIB map display.
>>
>>
>> The GRIB files do not come as an attachment now, but just as text in
>> the email. (Octet stream.)
>> If there is a viewer button to open up Viewfax, that would be nice,
>> alternatively is there is an easy way to save the .grb file to the
>> desktop (as .grb) and drag and drop it into the Viewfax icon, that
>> would work too.
>>
>>
>> Later on when the throughput speed picks up, we will also need a way
>> to view small weather satellite pictures.
>>
>>
>> Best 73,
>>
>>
>> Bernie,
>> KC9SGV
>>
>> On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 1:48 AM, Pär Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I have been somewhat hard at work with my new subversion/mail
>> server so
>> have not had so much time to read and discuss here (sri abt
>> that). But,
>> what I did to jpskmail 1.5.4 was to remove all the hidden,
>> very special,
>> handling of email attachments. Like when a grib file was
>> received it
>> would go to /opt/zyGrip/grib if zygrib was installed. If not
>> then it
>> would end up somewhere else (.pskmail or .pskmail/Files
>> depending upon
>> whether the transfer was compressed or not). If an attachment
>> was
>> deleted there was no way to get a new copy without connecting
>> to the
>> server and download it again...
>>
>> I think there is a value to not do things in a very special
>> way. If the
>> email tab behaves much like some usual email handler then the
>> user may
>> not even have to read that part of the manual (which is the
>> standard
>> anyway). So, what I did was to remove all the automated
>> handling of
>> base64 attachments as I was getting numerous questions
>> regarding where
>> the attachments went (I searched the entire machine and could
>> not find
>> it... was one common comment).
>>
>> The idea now is that the email should be seen much like it is
>> in for
>> example thunderbird. If there is an attachment then that
>> should be
>> visible at the bottom of the email and the Save button should
>> be
>> enabled. I know there were a few issues with that in 1.5.0
>> when doing
>> uncompressed email. Sometimes the email would only be seen in
>> the text
>> window and it would not recognize that there was an
>> attachment.
>> But, 1.5.4 was tested with various files in both compressed
>> and
>> uncompressed transfer mode. So, if you are using 1.5 then
>> please upgrade
>> to 1.5.4. If you are using 1.5.4 already then pse let me know
>> asap and I
>> will test it and make it work.
>>
>> I'm not really a fan of introducing a view button that
>> launches some
>> special viewer. But, we could have it try to launch the system
>> selected
>> file type viewer. By that I mean that if you double click on
>> an image
>> attachment then the image viewer selected in the system for
>> that file
>> type could handle the attachment.
>>
>> 73 de Per, SM0RWO
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> mån 2012-01-30 klockan 18:54 -0600 skrev Bernard Dekok:
>>
>> > Ok,
>> >
>> >
>> > It would also be very handy if the Message Viewer has a
>> "Save" and
>> > "Save As..." option under it's File tab.
>> >
>> >
>> > KC9SGV
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 5:09 PM, John Douyere
>> <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>> > Hi Bernard,
>> >
>> >
>> > I can't test the "save attachment" option now but I
>> will later
>> > when I regain access to the source code server.
>> >
>> >
>> > 73, John
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 9:51 AM, Bernard Dekok
>> > <kc9sgv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > I think the Message Viewer should have
>> "View" button
>> > to open up all images and GRIB Files.
>> > Viewfax is good for this.
>> >
>> >
>> > KC9SGV
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Bernard
>> Dekok
>> > <kc9sgv@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Thanks John,
>> >
>> >
>> > Please try out the save attachment
>> feature for
>> > inbound .grb files. Does not work
>> for me.
>> > I can get it in the auto saved
>> pskmail/files
>> > though by digging for it.
>> >
>> >
>> > Is there a way to let Viewfax just
>> open
>> > the .grb file when it arrives ? Like
>> in
>> > Airmail ?
>> > I like Viewfax and have not tried
>> ZyGrib yet.
>> >
>> >
>> > KC9SGV
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 4:08 PM,
>> John Douyere
>> > <vk2eta@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> > Hi Bernard,
>> >
>> >
>> > The attachments are saved
>> > automatically in the <USER
>> HOME
>> > DIRECTORY>/pskmail/files as
>> a xyz.grb
>> > file, with xyz containing
>> the date of
>> > download so that you can
>> recognize
>> > which is the latest.
>> >
>> >
>> > In the latest version of
>> jPskmail you
>> > can select a received email
>> then do a
>> > save attachment to the
>> location of
>> > your choice (I think via a
>> > right-click, I haven't tried
>> it yet).
>> >
>> >
>> > 73, John
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 9:00
>> AM,
>> > Bernard Dekok
>> <kc9sgv@xxxxxxxxx>
>> > wrote:
>> > Hi All,
>> >
>> >
>> > How do I save
>> received GRIB
>> > files to my Desktop
>> as .grb
>> > files ?
>> > I can then drag and
>> drop them
>> > into Viewfax for a
>> nice
>> > interactive map
>> display.
>> > The Message Viewer
>> can only
>> > save attachments and
>> the GRIB
>> > information now
>> only comes as
>> > an embedded octet
>> stream.
>> >
>> >
>> > KC9SGV
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