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. I also seem to be the only person interested in the > ax25 software (libax25, ax25-tools, ax25-xtools, and ax25-utils). > The situation with node has made me wonder why I am even bothering. I > can compile the ax25 stack for my use, and not have to put up with the > baggage Debian requires. > > 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). 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. 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. - W5OSS
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