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Re: AO-40 FEC



Bruce,

Getting Phil's code to run in 10.2.6 was not that hard and the problems 
I did have were mostly operator error :-)

I plan to release a port of the FEC program that is a one click 
application written in Cocoa (objective -C) in a month or two as time 
allows.


On Monday, July 21, 2003, at 12:10  PM, Bruce Bostwick wrote:

> Care to comment on how Mac OS 10.2 development tools compare to this?  
> Or was this left out because it's not in consideration for "serious" 
> ham ops?  Or maybe folks are waiting until 10.3 comes out to migrate?
>
> ;-)
>
> (still waiting for someone to port DigiPan to 10.2 .. I can't see why 
> it wouldn't be feasible on a decent G4 ..)
>
> On Monday, Jul 21, 2003, at 10:33 US/Central, Frederick M. Spinner 
> wrote:
>
>> Here is the rub from a developer's standpoint:
>>
>> On Linux, once you get a stable OS up (which takes learning and 
>> effort, yes), 90% of you effort can go to developing algorithms and 
>> functionality in your programming efforts,  10% is for "GUI" and "UI" 
>> efforts, and interfacing with the OS.
>>
>> In windows programming, this is reversed.  The OS does nothing for a 
>> programmer, actually hindering a programmer because of the wierd 
>> interfaces... The whole ".NET" framework stuff is supposed to correct 
>> this, and does help somewhat, but still, 90% of effort on a Windows 
>> program is GUI and 10% is algorithms/functionality.
>>
>> Since Phil is working on debugging the ALGORITHM now, it makes very 
>> good sense to put it on a programmer friendly platform, that also 
>> uses standard language calls, and then someone who is a windows 
>> developer can but the effort on to porting the beast to Win32...
>>
>> But, Phil's a volunteer, he should be able to pick the simpler 
>> platform to code to.
>>
>> Fred W0FMS
>>
>>
>>
>>> From: "Alan P. Biddle" <APBIDDLE@att.net>
>>> Reply-To: <APBIDDLE@MAILAPS.ORG>
>>> To: "nick pugh" <quadpugh@bellsouth.net>
>>> CC: "AMSAT-BB" <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
>>> Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] AO-40 FEC
>>> Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2003 22:41:25 -0000
>>>
>>> Nick,
>>>
>>> You just don't understand the basic imperatives of techies.  You 
>>> must always
>>> work using the most inaccessible software and hardware.  
>>> Inaccessible to the
>>> TYPICAL user that is.
>>>
>>> My biggest fear is that someone will port Linux to the BBC computer! 
>>>  :)
>>>
>>>
>>> Alan
>>> WA4SCA
>>>
>>>
>>> -----------------------------------
>>>
>>> What doesn't kill you,
>>> makes you sore.
>>>
>>> Jerry Oltion
>>>
>>>
>>>
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Gilbert Mackall

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