Re: [aprsisce] Feedback solicitation
- View SourceFrancisco Guerra wrote:
>Which Windows Mobile platform do you have? There's no soft keyboard
>> The left/right arrow keys will vary the transparency of the maps. It
>> defaults to 50% which is why it appears pale. If you crank it down
>> (left) to zero, expect to see your stations jump as it switches from a
>> Mercatur Projection required by the maps to a circular distance and
>> bearing display centered on the screen center. Make some rather
>> interesting displays if you're connected to a full feed.
> Ok. But howto in Windows Mobile? I have not a wheel nor left/right keys.
that can get you arrow keys? If not, how do you type text? Even if
there's a small cursor moving rocker thing, that should generate
left/right and up/down.
> I think "mouse-hover" is a good approach.I'll see what I can come up with. My personal issue with hover is that
I tend to just throw the mouse out of my active window and it distracts
me to know end to see a hover pop-up appear from underneath wherever it
happened to land. I understand the desire for window clarification, but
I still believe that it's only good for about the first 2 or 3 days of
> I'm using a MFJ-1278 in a computer with Xastir and AGWPE+Ui-View inI do plan to try to support AGWPE for SoundCard access. Given that
> another one with Windows XP and a soundcard.
> It will be good if you can use the soundcard and/or the bluetooth in
> both versions.
programs can access it via TCP/IP, I can probably support it from
Windows Mobile as well, but that would assume that you're actually
co-resident with the non-Mobile PC running AGW. Or is there a SoundCard
interface for Windows Mobile that I haven't heard of?
> Ok. I can connect the MFJ via bluetooth with the Windows MobileCorrect. That's my primary focus, at least initially. You should be
> device or with the desktop computer.
able to use any serial TNC either via a direct serial port or via a
Bluetooth to serial adapter.
> The "+-" works different from other programms like Google Earth. InYes it does. I did a survey earlier on and it ended up tied. Just
> Google "+" zooms in and "-" out.
think of + adding MORE stations to the screen and - displaying FEWER
stations. I think of the focus of APRS being the visible stations, not
the visible map. This may yet change in some future revision, however.
> What does the color of the station mean? Usually they are green, butThe color of a station in the scrolling list indicates how far they are
> some are black or red.
from the screen center. Green stations are probably not even visible
or are at the edges of the map. A station in red is very near or
actually at the center of the screen. Black stations have not yet
transmitted a position packet so APRISCE doesn't know where they are.
They typically don't have a symbol either.
I'm considering displaying RF-received stations in BOLD in the scrolling
station list, thoughts?
> Can you configure the programs to use metric instead of imperial units?Metric display is on my ToDo list. As I see more non-US callsigns
actively using the program, the priority of that task will rise.
> Thank youYou're welcome and thank you for the well-thought comments and bringing
my attention to them! With enough feedback like this, we can make the
program better and better in more ways than I can think of independently.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
- View Sourcem6xsd wrote:
> Yep, point taken on 'Lost Fix' but I still think being able to selectSee Bob's APRS 1.1 extension called "Destination Waypoints" described at:
> pre-programmed static points when 'en-route' would be good, I can
> think of quite a few situations where I would like to 'annouce'(for
> want of a better word) that I'm not exactly where my GPS thinks I am
> (or was).
This is part of the APRS 1.1 Spec Addendum you can see at:
I'm considering supporting the ability to beacon a "destination
waypoint" as well as interpret them and draw the lines that are
described. I don't know how many other APRS clients do this, but it's
part of the published spec, so I might as well support it! Who knows, I
might even make it part of the Poll's () "slow beacon" mode!
Oh, and another preview of things to come is that I'm designing a
"coordinate picker" dialog that will embed the OpenStreetMap with pan
and zoom to allow you to home in on and set a coordinate. It'll still
support a variety of manually-entered coordinates, but you'll be able to
see where you entered or enter what you see. - Thoughts?
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ