[pskmail] Re: Saving GRIB files to Desktop ?

  • From: Per Crusefalk <per@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: pskmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 22:51:03 +0100

Hi agn,

Just a quick note confirming that there is an issue there. The
attachment is not recognized so its not shown in the attachment text
field and it can not be saved. Now that I can recreate the issue I will
solve it :-).

73 de Per, sm0rwo


tis 2012-01-31 klockan 14:50 +0100 skrev Pär Crusefalk:
> 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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