Re: [aprsisce] Receiving a bulletin message
I'll be adding Bulletin support when I add the ability to re-view
received messages and generally beef up the messaging section. I've
re-read the spec and it appears that clients are actually supposed to
display ALL messages received for the configured callsign regardless of
the -SSID in use. It is only supposed to ACK messages that match the -SSID.
So, while I'm opening up the message reception to provide for that (and
playing with APRS-IS filters to see if the proper messages are
delivered), I'll add bulletin support.
I've never seen how UI-View does it, but I'm considering a "Bulletin
Board" dialog that has a drop-down or multiple tabs to see the bulletin
message lines received from each individual sender. I know this
violates one of Bob's intentions of "anyone being able to overwrite
anyone else's bulletin line", but that spec was done before APRS-IS
merged vastly diverse geographic regions into a single client view.
Not sure when I'll get to it, but now that it's been mentioned, I'll
boost it up the list.
Lynn (D) - KJ4ERJ
PS. A t/m filter should deliver ALL messages and bulletins to your
client since a bulletin is just a message addressed to a particular
callsign prefix (BLN).
> Hi Lynn.
> I have done some more experimentation and it appears that what I want to be able to do is receive bulletins. If my server sends a message to "BLNWOTA" then it shows up under "Other groups" in the Bulletin board page of aprs.fi.
> In UI-View32 the only way I could get the bulletins to appear is to add a budlist filter for the call the bulletins are being sent from. If that is the correct way to do it then that's fine.
> If I do this in APRSISCE I see the call the bulletin was from appear in the scrolling window but nothing happens when I click on it. Ideally it would be nice to have bulletins pop up with an audible alert just like messages do, but obviously without the options to reply to them.
> Julian, G4ILO
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