locked New - JTAlert 2.5.0 available


Laurie, VK3AMA <groups06@...>
 

JTAlert 2.5.0 is available for download.

This is the long-overdue release of JTAlert. There have been many changes, fixes and new features. Please review the release notes at the end of this email.

There is still a significant amount of work to be done to the Help file. The Help file now contains place-holder sections for each of the JTAlert Setting sections. This will allow me to release new help file releases without the need to produce a JTAlert release.


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de Laurie VK3AMA



From the Release Notes...

JTAlert Version History:
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  New Features:
    - Option to have a solid color area behind Band Activity area of titlebar.
       (Default: OFF, Window : Settings, Section: Window,Band Activity Display).
    - Decodes History display. Provides detailed data about each decode, current
       and previous minutes and the alerts triggered. Exports to daily csv files.
       (Default: OFF, Window: Settings, Section: Window,Decodes History).
    - Confirmed / Worked Bands display, for QSO partner, their DXCC or US State.
       This is available in the Log Fields area and logging must be enabled.
       (Default: ON, Window: Main, Menu: Settings,Show Worked Bands).
    - QSO Start time field in Log Fields area. Populated with the utc time when
       a new QSO partner Callsign is detected. If it contains a value it will
       override the time provided by WSJT-X and JT65-HF logging event.
    - Option to upload newly logged QSOs to QRZ.com Logbook.
       (Default: OFF, Window: Settings, Section: Web Services,Online Logbooks).
    - Option to upload newly logged QSOs to eQSL.cc Logbook.
       (Default: OFF, Window: Settings, Section: Web Services, Online Logbooks).
    - Display time for Text Message received popup window can varied or turned off.
       (Default: Auto close, 20secs, Window Settings, Section: Web Services).
    - Works with new 0.9.90 version of JT65-HF HB9HQX Edition.
       (Important Note: Only JT65-Log, the default, is supported)
    - Right-click context menu (same as callsign slots) on QSO partner callsign.
    - Decoded callsign summary tooltip now includes Distance (km) and the
       Bearing (short-path) to Station if the Gridsquare is known.
    - Standalone utility to facilitate Station Callsign changes.

  Changes:
    - JTAlert-X name changed to JTAlertX. (removed hyphen)
    - If a band change is detected mid-minute (after 15secs) the processing of any
       new decodes is skipped.
    - Saving decodes history to csv file no longer available. This has been replaced
       with the Decodes History display which provides a csv export function.
    - JTAlert in HB9HQX mode will now wait for JT65-HF HB9HQX to be running before
       continuing its startup.
    - If DXKeeper lookup on new Callsign is enabled, the DXKeeper Callsign filter
       is removed when QSO partner Callsign is cleared.
    - QSL flags changed to stripes. LotW on left & eQSL on right of callsign.
       (old style flags are still available).
    - QRZ & HamQTH XML lookup results are now cached for up to 7 days.
    - Improved Decoded Callsign and Gridsquare validation.
    - Band Activity Display now shows both TX & RX Callsign counts for JT65 & JT9.
    - JTAlert will exit with a warning if JT65-HF or WSJT-X don't have a Grid set.
    - Callsign clearing now at 45secs for JT65-HF HB9HQX (others 47secs).
    - When WSJT-X is docked to JTAlertX, the WSJT-X Wide Graph window will follow
       the main WSJT-X window when it is minimized and restored.
       (Default: ON, Window: Settings, Section: Appplications,WSJT-X).
    - Local user appdata directory restucture. All files now stored under "HamApps".
    - Several DXCC names changed to be consistent with ARRL naming convention.
       (eg. "Kampuchea" changed to "Cambodia", "Gambia" changed to "The Gambia")
    - Halt TX position (left or right) option removed. Now always right of Callsigns.

  Fixes:
    - Dragging windows showing only a frame rather than the content of the window.
    - ADIF Log, Incorrect Name/QTH data being displayed after previous QSO lookup.
    - Line 23503 error when cancelling "Waiting for WSJT-X to start" dialog.
    - If JTAlert power set to 0, JT65-HF and WSJT-X power ignored and not logged.
    - Error downloading program versions/updates available data.
    - Corrected DXCC name "Fed. Republic of Germany" for HRD Logbook.
    - WSJT-X 1.4 "-rig-name" command line option not detected.
    - Occasional hidden JTAlert process needed to be killed by taskmanager.
    - Reading incorrect data from 3.9 DL3VCO Comfort JT65-HF Edition when additional
       controls added to Comfort window while it is running.


JTMacros Version History:
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  New Features:
    - "=" macro substitution. Number of QSOs plus current QSO (from JTAlert log).
    - "{" macro substitution. Number of JT65 QSOs (from JTAlert log).
    - "}" macro substitution. Number of JT9 QSOs (from JTAlert log).
    - "[" macro substitution. Number of worked JT65 Bands (from JTAlert log).
    - "]" macro substitution. Number of worked JT9 Bands (from JTAlert log).
    - Window can now be resized vertically when not docked to WSJT-X or JT65-HF.
       (use normal mouse border grab method to resize)
    - "Don't Activate" option. Will not activate WSJT-X or JT65-HF Freetext
       radio button. (Default: OFF)
    - Help button. Visible when window is expanded.
   
  Fixes:
    - When in single-instance mode and JTAlert in multi-instance mode, only
       reading data from first instance of JTAlert.
    - WSJT-X Freetext message radio button not enabled when macro text sent.
       (For Tab 2, Radio button is only enabled if not transmitting)
       (For Tab 1, Radio button is always enabled)

  Changes:
    - JTMacros-X name changed to JTMacrosX. (removed hyphen)
    - JTMacros will now wait until JT65-HF HB9HQX edition is found running.

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