What to (not) expect ...
- The 'beautiful' curses screen you expect to see in dos and linux versions does not exist (yet). You still get multiple session capability, however that comes in the form of dumb terminal (raw text) sessions, where one uses Ctrl-A, Ctrl-B, and Ctrl-D to switch between the sessions. Ctrl-C is not used because it will kill the JNOS program. It works quite well, it just takes a bit of getting used to. A decent session manager is a future project.
Device support is currently limited to 3 software based modems, 2 for ax25 (packet), and 1 for winmor (a pactor alternative). A crude serial port interface exists for any TNC already in KISS mode, but it does not work very well, so I would not even bother using it at this time. The software modems are pretty cool, and I confirm they all work quite well.
- This software is stripped down from JNOS 2.0j.4 (linux) version, but you can still do most of the basic functions, such as telnet into it, or send and receive messages with other users on the system, forward (including b2f mode) with other systems using the ax25 or winmor software modems. You can have convers sessions between multiple users as well, and so on. I even have the latest Thunderbird email client setup to retrieve (pop3) and send (smtp) messages with my JNOS system, so it's slowly getting there ...
- Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit) is now the target platform. As much as I like XP, one has to move on (I guess). This is a console (text based) application, and contains no GUI components. I am currently using Visual Studio C++ 2012 Express with the WinPcap 4.1.2 Developer's Pack.
Install WinPcap 4.1.3 - click here to get the Version 4.1.3 Installer for Windows.
- You now get to pick from 3 different software modems :
For ax25 you can install multipsk or agw packet engine - either one, or both if you like.
You can also install winmor (a pactor alternative) for HF forwarding.
Install JNOS (WIN32) - click here for version 3 of an actual windows installer
Yes, an actual windows installer, built using the free Inno Setup software.
- pending - I'm working on it, have to go over my notes ...
- The original webpage (archived here) gives a bit more detail from the beginning of this project (Nov 2007) to last year (Jun 2013).
* last updated on Tuesday, April 15, 2014