Linpac 0.21 has been released with some code cleanups, scripts that can email/SMS you when you receive a new Linpac message, etc.
If you hadn't noticed, development has been ongoing in GIT. If you want to try out the newest code before we release 0.21, try checking out the Git "develop" branch!
Anyway, I hope to release 0.21 shortly and then get started on 0.22.
Though with a little delay, v0.20 has been posted both as a .tgz and into Git. I encourage all of you to give it a try and see what you think of it. In the following weeks, I will integrate the todo list into the various SourceForge trackers and the start focusing on the 1.0 train which no only supports the classic Ncurses interface but also has Java UI but there is also a Qt port out there I hear!... read more
David, KI6ZHD here and as menioned in the forum some time ago, I have taken over maintinance of Linpac. Though many of Radek's previous comments still stand true, packet radio is coming back to some level across the world and Linpac is one of the best programs out there for Linux! It's modular, light weight, and gives users full access to the power of AX.25 and doesn't hide anything. ... read more
I'm sure you have noticed that LinPac is not being developed anymore. There are two basic reasons: the first one - as you could expect - is lack of time since there are too many projects to work on. And the second reason is lack of motivation. At least in my country, in times of Internet, WiFi and other technologies available to everyone, packet radio is dying and there are very few users left. Moreover, the technological gap between the AX.25 and TCP/IP worlds has became huge and I find no point in re-implementing all the services such as mail transport and clients for AX.25 when they are perfectly working in TCP/IP for years. And lastly, there has been no real feedback that would motivate me (but many thanks to those few people that have been sending me bug reports, comments and improvements).... read more
A new release is out. This one just fixes some compilation bugs. It can be downloaded from https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=17038&release_id=177834
Another LinPac pre-release is available. This one fixes the automatic login password reply function that was not working due to a bug in command line quoting. This release is available at https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=17038&release_id=177385 Any feedback is welcome.
New LinPac 0.17pre1 has been released. This release should fix the major bugs of 0.16 that have been mentioned in forums. It will eventually become the 0.17 stable release if there are no new reports. This release is not available from the LinPac homepage, you can download it from the SourceForge project page (https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=17038&release_id=177030). I'm sorry for the delay. Please note that the 0.xx branch is closed for new features since I'm working at the 1.0 branch now.
LinPac 1.0pre4 has been released. The Java terminal has now sounds and many other improvements. Just give it a try!
New unstable LinPac has been released. It contains some improvements proposed in forums and many bugfixes. Enjoy!
A new pre-version has been released. I mean it's quite useable now and has a quite nice graphical interface (but there is still no mailer, sorry). Please read installation instructions carefuly.
I have updated the site a bit so it has a new look now and the contents of the sections are updated and empasized. I hope you'll find everything you are looking for.
In order to solve the problems with compiling LinPac 0.16 on Mandrake 9.0 and other distributions with GCC 3.2 a patch has been released. Take a look to the 'Patches' section.
I have released a first preview of LinPac 1.0. It has not all the functions implemented and it contains lots of bugs but you can check how it's going to be. Please read http://linpac.sf.net/preview.html for more information.
Hi all, I am glad to inform you that the new stable version of LinPac has been finally released. Many thanks for all the contributors and testers and I am looking forward to the future collaboration. There is no celebration party organized but you can have a glass of wine or whatever you prefer. Thanks & 73! (Radek)
This version of LinPac hopefuly fixes the problem with connecting (appeared on some distributions only) and some other minor bugs (command-line processing).
Another bugfix release is here. Just take a look at the changelog.
Thierry F1TVE has contributed LinPac RPM packages. I don't have access to any RPM based Linux but if you do please report if they are ok. The files are not yet available at the LinPac homepage but you can find them in the Files section at SourceForge (see SourceForge services section at the main page).
Another pre-release is out. The only change is a small bugfix in the installation script (by F1TVE).
New versions of the packages have been released. They contain improved installation scripts by F1TVE. This change should solve the problems in lptelnet installation.
The lptelnet package has been adapted for LinPac 0.16. There are no new features but it should work with the recent 0.16pre releases. Please give it a try.
OK, here is another release. It contains more support for western codepages CP437 and CP857 and some fixed.
In the Forums there are some issues about the future development of LinPac. Do not hesitate to add any comments.
I have released new LinPac 0.16pre10. This is a candidate for the stable 0.16 release.
New pre-release is available for testing. The
"message broken" bug should be fixed.