Re: WINE - Windows Emulator for Android?
Now why would I want to downgrade from a wonderful graphics display, with GPS, Maps, Icons, etc,etc..... To old school text display? I love Aprisce! There are a few APRS programs for the Android. But none are well supported, or done correct. I can use my D7A if I want basic text information. The only reason I even bought a Windows phone, was so I could use Aprsisce. Only reason I am looking at Android is that there are some programs I need, that Windows does not have.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Bob Bruninga " <bruninga@...> wrote:
> >>> So what we are REALLY looking for is a Windows
> >>> Phone emulator for Android...
> > Guess what? APRSISCE for Windows Mobile is the
> > SAME screen as the main window of APRSIS32 on
> > a Windows Desktop. It's a bit tight, but it's
> > (almost) all there!
> Rather than cramming infinite map detail, consider emulating the D72 display. With a 9 screen wide raster of data on each station and 100 station/objects deep, it is trivial to navigate. Especially after doing either a time, distance or callsign sort.
> Navigating in a 9-by-N screen space where the data is presented in large font and easy to read is trivial compared to zooming around on a stamp sized map.
> I know it is retro, but it works, gives rapid access to good data and is easy to read with old eyes and navigate with thumbs.
> Bob, WB4APR
I guess we can agree to disagree. I see (almost) everything I want to see with Aprisce and the log files. So we can agree to disagree. Maybe you can post a "Wish list" of exactly what you would like. With all the new features that have been added, I am very pleased. When was the last time you tried the Development release of Aprisce?
--- In email@example.com, "Bob Bruninga" <bruninga@...> wrote:
> > Now why would I want to downgrade from a wonderful graphics
> > display, with GPS, Maps, Icons, etc,etc..... To old school
> > text display? I love Aprisce!
> It's not a downgrade. It's an enhancement. I find that more often than
> not, I am more interested in looking at tabular groupings of APRS data than
> just staring at a map and having to mouse around clicking at 300 or more
> local symbols like turning over rocks looking for crawdads.
> The organization and manipulation of TABULAR data is a very valuable
> capability in addition to a map. I like to look at:
> Stations sorted by distance,
> Stations sorted by callsign
> Stations sorted by symbol (Mobiles or Igates etc
> Stations sorted by type (all the EX or digis etc)
> Radio types
> Comment TEXT
> And any of the other dozens of categories of APRS data.
> Only by seeing all stations of the same dimension at once in tabular format
> can I get the big picture at a glance. Then if I want to see where they are
> distributed, I might go mouse around on the map a bit. I generally cannot
> get a good overall real-time grasp of APRS data on the air by looking at
> maps and clicking at little clouds.
> There are just too many icons not really doing anything. Just sitting
> there. And without the 8 color attributes in the original APRS, I cannot
> even tell by looking without clicking on each one.
> I get my mind's eye grasp of what people are doing at a glance by looking at
> and manipulating rows and columns of data. APRS data was intended to reveal
> everything about what is happening on the air. Not just a one dimensional
> symbol on a map. That is the problem with most follow-on APRS software, it
> focuses on the map instead of the dozens of other dimensions of data.
> I was shocked when APRSISCE, our latest great hope of getting beyond UIview,
> omits such a valuable window on the world of these other APRS fundamental
> > I can use my D7A if I want basic text information.
> That seems strange. To have to carry the power of APRSISCE in hand, and yet
> have to also carry a 14 year old radio just to get an easy tabular look at
> the data because APRSISCE has only a map based GUI.
> Bob, WB4APR