[SM-Commit] GIT changes to master grimoire by Tommy Boatman (37c454a752eb82677a0a690ff4bd2ccd510ed6ba)
dkowis at shlrm.org
Fri Apr 23 10:08:22 EDT 2010
On 4/22/2010 3:33 PM, Tommy Boatman wrote:
> Yes. The ax-25 stuff essentially ceased development in 2002/3. Within
> the past year someone has taken back some of the development chores.
> The rc2 versions are the latest releases as the website documents.
> The previous versions were incompatible with the automake/autoconf
> system, which required the magic that was sitting in the BUILD file
> (specifically patching in a complete makefile). The new versions
> support "building on modern distributions" in the changelogs.
> As a ham radio operator, and a former packeteer, I can say with some
> level of certainty that VERY few people use these packages, and it is
> unlikely that those not using them ever will. I certainly won't
> deprecate them, but the protocol is rapidly becoming extinct.
> The age difference between the previous final releases and the current
> release candidate is between 6 and 7 years for all these packages. I'd
> rather have a modern RC than an extremely stale stable...thoughts?
> Just a heads up - I'm gonna tear the ham section up and try to get
> everything current. Naturally I will avoid rc versions except where
> they seem necessary ;)
I don't think there's any harm in having a newer spell that works,
rather than the really old stable. Especially given the history you
It'd be cool to have a ham radio network set up for smgl users. Could be
a lot of fun to put together :)
Somewhat off topic:
Does one need a license to operate ham radio?
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