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11066RE: [BPQ32] BPQ32_6.0.3.1_20130720 including BPQMail, BPQChat and BPQAPRS is now available

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  • John Wiseman
    Jul 21, 2013
      Thanks, Ron.
      The versions of LinBPQ PILinBPQ and MACBPQ have been uploaded to my web site
      From now on, release versions of the linux code will be placed there. Development versions will continue to be posted to my Dropbox account
      73, John G8BPQ

      From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of n5in_ron
      Sent: 20 July 2013 22:48
      To: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [BPQ32] BPQ32_6.0.3.1_20130720 including BPQMail, BPQChat and BPQAPRS is now available


      A new release, BPQ32_6.0.3.1_20130720, for Windows, is available for download at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BPQ32/.

      John Wiseman, G8BPQ, has created a common code base for BPQ32 allowing both Windows (BPQ32) and Linux (LinBPQ) versions to be produced in a timely fashion.

      This release updates BPQ32.dll, BPQMail, and BPQAPRS.  A new program, WinmorControl.exe, has been added.

      BPQMail (a BBS system) and BPQChat (a Chat system) replaces BPQMailChat.  BPQMailChat is still provided, and can be used for mail, but it will be dropped in a subsequent release. The provided shortcuts for BPQMailChat actually point to BPQMail with the goal of easing the transition.

      BPQ32 now has a basic Web Interface option. This provides Browser access to some node status displays, and a simple Web Terminal for access to the Network. It can also act as Web Server for other BPQ32 Applications, such as BPQAPRS

      BPQAPRS is an APRS mapping and messaging application, first introduced in BPQ32_5.2.4.1_20120130. BPQAPRS at its current state of development is a viable replacement for UIView32 for many users and in addition is under active development to add additional capability. The BPQ32 digipeater is "New n-N Paradigm " compliant and provides enough objects to fully support the Local Info Initiative. A configuration example is provided to quickly get you 'on the air'. The BPQAPRS program provides mapping, using the on-line OpenStreetMap, as well as reliable messaging, to the degree this is possible, with the existing infrastructure.

      As a reminder, you must have all of your node configuration in BPQ32.cfg.  If you are still using the old method please read message #10713 for further details.

      Microsoft has, since the introduction of Windows XP, recommended that an installation be split in to a "program files&qu ot; part and an "application data" part. This was not enforced in Windows XP but it is being enforced in Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. Many programs have been installed in the root, such as C:\Ham Programs to get around this recommendation, but the result is annoying UAC popups...'do you really trust this program' etc. If you have used this workaround, you can, after installing this release, do an uninstall, which will preserve your configuration, and then do a reinstall taking all the defaults. The result will be to divide your installation properly into %programfiles%\bpq32 and %appdata%\bpq32.

      Help will be available in the users group should you have questions.

      The changelog is here:

      Thanks to John Wiseman G8BPQ/GM8BPQ for his tireless work enhancing BPQ32!

      73 de Ron Stordahl, AE5E (ex N5IN)

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