Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ham apps for Macs

On the Elecraft email reflector, Paul N1SEZ laments the fact that Mac users are used to not having much choice when it comes to applications. It's the same under Linux, which is one of the main reasons I switched back to Windows (albeit with gritted teeth.)

It's a pity more amateur developers don't use Lazarus, a Pascal-based free software development tool that can create programs for Windows, Linux and Mac OS from the same source code. My Elecraft logging software KComm was created using it. I have compiled versions for both Windows and Linux. All it needs to create a Mac version is for someone with a Mac and enough developer smarts to install and use Lazarus on it to compile it, or for someone to give me a Mac!

Any takers?
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