Re: AX25 and related software's future in Debian
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ALCON,Let me say in the most precise and absolute terms, yes, if you do something that would "de-perfectfy" Ubuntu for Amateur Radio use that would be quite a sad day for me. Granted, I jettisoned Debian a long time ago in exchange for Ubuntu (which by my measurement is far superior).
If you lack the interest in continuing to take the lead on AX25's appearance within the Debian distribution and its subordinate distributions (such as Ubuntu), why not try to speak to the Ubuntu folks? Maybe they will maintain it and that way it can stay. Perhaps someone else will take it over? Why just remove and leave everyone else absent this functional capability?
V/R, Stuart, N3GWG -- IT1 Stuart Blake Tener, USNR, N3GWG (Extra), MROP Las Vegas, NV / Boulder, CO / Philadelphia, PA / Beverly Hills, CA (310) 358-0202 Mobile Phone (215) 338-6005 Google Voice e-mail: stuart.tener@xxxxxxxxxxx Quoting "C.J. Adams-Collier" <cjac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
Sent from my PDP-11 On May 23, 2012, at 11:15 AM, "Wesley J. Landaker" <wjl@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Thursday, May 03, 2012 19:32:00 Patrick Ouellette wrote:I come to the lists mentally and physically exhausted from the current struggle to defend the ham radio package node in the Debian distribution.Who have you been speaking with? I know some people who know some people.I also seem to be the only person interested in the ax25 software (libax25, ax25-tools, ax25-xtools, and ax25-utils).That makes at least two of us.The situation with node has made me wonder why I am even bothering.Whatever the reason, it probably started like We The People...I can compile the ax25 stack for my use, and not have to put up with the baggage Debian requires.It's pretty light baggage.The question I have for the lists - is there really any interest in having ham radio software, particularly libax25 and the tools/utils in Debian? I know if it disappears from Debian it affects all Debian derived distros (like Ubuntu for instance).Ooh! Ooh! Me! And KE7KML probably.I do not use any ax25 software at the moment, but I've always had it on my list of interesting things to try: back when I was younger (I wasn't a ham at the time) I helped a friend of mine set up packet radio software on his computer.Nice. I'd like to give it a try.About ham radio software in general, I do use a lot of other ham radio software packaged in Debian. In general I'm surprised that there isn't more overlap between the ham radio and free/open-source software communities.Yeah. They seem a natural fit to me.- W5OSSKF7BMP -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-hams" in the body of a message to majordomo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html
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