I've been watching the WinMOR TNC effort as well because I'd love to
have an alternative to Packet on HF (it just doesn't work very well). I
just signed up to the WinMOR Yahoo group and in doing a search, I think
I found a potentially "big nail" in the Linux coffin: VisualBasic! I
just don't understand why people write things in proprietary languages
Dec 27. 2009
RMS Express and WINMOR TNC are both coded in VB.NET 2008 and run under
3.5. Some of the modules used (e.g. Viterbi Encoder/decoder and a
Reed-Solomon Encoder Decoder were converted from their original C to
which allows running everything under .NET managed code. Analysis showed
there was no significant performance difference between the C and VB.NET
versions of CPU intensive modules like the Viterbi Decoder.
After the protocol is fully debugged and optimized there may be an
provide an equivalent WINMOR TNC (virtual TNC) for the Linux OS but no
decision or timetable has been made on that.
Now with all that said, it's been a LONG time since I looked into the
Linux "Mono" project and it seems they've added VisualBasic8 & .NET
support. It seems the .Net support has most aspects of v3.5
incorporated now so things might just work now! I'll have to give that
> Does anyone know of a project that is dealing with a native Linux
driver implementing the Winmor protocol?
> I've done due diligence googling the morning away & come up
> /Basil KE7KRO