[chirp_users] Chirp for Chromebook

Eric Vought evought at pobox.com
Tue Nov 17 16:54:32 PST 2015

Android has an X-Windows stack as a 3rd party option (I use one), but I
think that is the wrong direction to go.

On Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 6:49 PM, David Ranch <chirp at trinnet.net> wrote:

> That "very soon" is evidently 2017 which is a ways away -
> http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/29/9639950/google-combining-android-chromeos-report
> .   Even then, I think I was rightly corrected by Tom Hayward that there is
> a lot more to Chirp than just Python.  It also needs PyGTK where "Py" is
> for Python and "GTK" is the GUI widgets that powers the Gnome Xwindows
> environment.  I didn't find much for this required and that makes sense as
> that really takes Android in a direction that Google probably doesn't want.
> To the Fldigi point.. that HF digital modes program uses Fltk (Fast Light
> Tool Kit) and native C++.  Fltk depends on Xwindows but Android doesn't use
> Xwindows.  The following thread has more details
> https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/fltkcoredev/pGEIyMOJw84 but the
> synopsis is it's probably not going to happen.   Btw, there are several HF
> digital mode programs available on Google Play but they are usually fixed
> single-mode apps like PSK31, RTTY, SSTV, WX FAX, Navtex, APRS, etc.
> --David
> On 11/17/2015 03:49 PM, Kenneth Bechtel wrote:
> Crome OS is going away, very soon according to Google, it will be merged into Android in the not too distant future.
> On November 17, 2015 6:40:38 PM EST, "Nigel A. Gunn  G8IFF/W8IFF" <nigel at ngunn.net> <nigel at ngunn.net> wrote:
> I'd like to see Chirp (and FLDIGI) written for the Chromebook.
> I think Chrome apps are written in javascript and HTML.
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