HAM Radio category missing

Bug #905894 reported by Rainer Weninger on 2011-12-18
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

software-center, Ubuntu 11.10

You have got so many HAM Radio Programs in your repository, but without Category it is impossible to find most of them. Would love to have this category added, because I know many HAM Operators who switch from Windows to Linux just because of some of those Programs. Including me.

Thank you!


Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt)
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → In Progress
description: updated
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

I've now specified a subcategory of "Sound & Video" for "Amateur Radio". <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter#hamradio> However, it wouldn't make sense to have just one subcategory, and having any other subcategories depends on having debtags (bug 57418), so this indirectly depends on that.

There are a couple of things I'm not sure of. One is which name is better, "Amateur Radio" or "Ham Radio". Another is whether there is a clear boundary between software for amateur radio, and software for professional radio. If there isn't, then Last.fm, Spotify, etc clients would end up alongside ham radio software in a single "Radio" subcategory. How sensible would that be?

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
assignee: Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) → nobody
status: In Progress → Triaged
Tom White (tom-white) wrote :

It should be "Amateur Radio" and it should be under "Science and Engineering", not "Sound and Audio". Thanks, Tom White, K5EHX

Jack Twilley (mathuin) wrote :

I agree with Tom White in comment #3. Synaptic has a category titled "Amateur Radio" -- it is that set of applications which should be under the "Amateur Radio" subcategory in the USC. Apps like Last.fm and Spotify are related to broadcast radio and do not belong with the amateur radio apps.


Rainer Weninger (rweninger) wrote :


I saw that the HAM Radio category isnt implemented in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS yet. Is there any ETA?


Rainer Weninger (rweninger) wrote :

Just for Info.

HAM Radio in Sounds and Audio doesnt make sense. Where do you put AX25 or Satellite Stuff in? Or Rotator Controls and HAM Radio Rig Controls and Programs?

It does make sense that we have this category. Otherwise we need to search and we not always know the names of special applications.

Look how many Apps and Libs are in Synaptic Amateur Radio Category.

dino99 (9d9) wrote :

That version is no more maintained

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Matthew Paul Thomas (mpt) wrote :

This issue is not version-specific.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → Confirmed
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