Re: Winlink vs. D-STAR
"John D. Hays" <john@...>
I'd like to generalize this question and answer.
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM, PE1RDWÂ <pe1rdw@...> wrote:
Will LinBPQ be suported as wel? or is winlink run trough BPQ?
Will "My Favorite Application" (MFA) be supported?
This is a more nuanced question than it appears. The UDR56K-4 is an open platform, which means there will be applications and accessories that may come from NW Digital Radio (the manufacturer) or from 3rd parties (individuals, projects, and companies).
When asked if something is 'supported' there are different answers depending on the way it is implemented and delivered:
If one has a program to port before their radio is delivered, generally a Sheeva Plug or Raspberry Pi (with soft floating point Debian) is a good test platform. If you can compile and run the code on these devices they will likely be a simple port to the UDR56K-4.
If you are writing for the UDR56K-4 remember it does not have a display, so your programs are better served if they are command line / daemon programs. If you need a display and are writing from scratch, we encourage the use of Web based interfaces. If you want maximum interactivity and low overhead using the web look at node.js and socket.io for delivering your UI. Since this is a Debian system it is possible to use xrdp, vnc, or the X-Window system to remote GUI programs, but running GUI, even over the wire, adds overhead.
We look to have many programs ported and supported on the UDR56K-4 and this forum is a great place to share ideas, collaborate, announce, and support those applications.
On Tue, Apr 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM, PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...> wrote: