locked Status report on JT-Alert 1.5.0 release.
I have finished final code changes. I am running this version live for the next 24 hours.
I thought I would provide a brief insight intosome of the new and changed features.
From the release notes of 1.5.0 ......
Change - Code changes to support new JT65-HF ver 1.0.8.x
New - Setup executable file (manual install no longer supported).
New - Menus moved to title bar for a cleaner look and increased space
for up to 9 decoded callsigns.
New - US State, LoTW & eQSL(AG) databases distributed as single setup
executable file, 8.9MB size (if not using DXLAB files)
New - US State (Male or Female) & Misc sound wave files distributed as
a single setup executable file, 1.9MB size.
New - Sound and Callsign databases installed outside of program folder in
Windows Comman AppData area (typically C:\ProgramData under Win7)
New - Logging: HRD4/5 (Access), HRD5 (MySQL & MSSQL), SwissLog, VQLog, ADIF.
(JT65-HF data plus Name, QTH, DXCC, State, ITUZ, CQZ & QSL request).
New - Scan Log to populate WAS settings.
(Currently only, DXKeeper, HRD4/5 (Access) & HRD5 (MySQL & MSSQL)).
New - Band activity indicator in titlebar with auto updates from HamSpots.net.
New - LoTW & eQSL(AG) membership indicators on decoded callsigns.
New - Out of Shack Alert with own volume and sound file(repeat 1 to 5 times)
triggered on any combination of existing alerts. The idea is that this
will sound to draw attention to JT65 activity.
New - Wanted DXCC Alert.
(still in beta with settings improvment due in next release).
New - Tree Style Settings/Configuration window layout.
New - Settings saved to a file (instead of Registry) in users AppData directory.
(not compatible with previous JT-Alert versions - sorry).
New - Backup/Restore Comfiguration settings to/from file options.
New - Own Call alerts now support two callsigns.
New - Right-click menu on decoded calls. Add/delete call to/from Wanted-
Calls alert list and initiate QRZ.com lookup.
New - Option to vary number of decoded callsigns displayed. (6,7,8 or 9).
New - Always OnTop of all windows option for JT-Alert.
New - Wanted Calls & Wanted Grids management (Add, delete, import).
New - multiuser support with individual settings and logs and alerts.
(one PC, one JT-Alert plus ancillary files install)
New - Auto create empty JT-Alert B4 file if missing and needed.
Change - Logging to JT-Alert B4 file only if not using a supported logger.
(If using a supported logger, B4 checking uses that log)
Change - JT-Import is now part of the Configuration/Setup program.
(Support of standalone adif import program is dropped).
Change - Configuration WAS State order to match ARRL LoTW State order.
Change - Extended CQ & QRZ detection to include non-standard decodes.
(CQ DE, QRZ DE, QRZ?, QRZ??, CQDX, CQ DX, CQ STATE)
Change - Left-Click DXKeeper lookup moved to Right-Click context menu.
Pathfinder lookup also available.
Change - Option to repeat play an alert wave file removed.
Change - Auto layout adjustments for Screen resolutions with large fonts.
Change - Compiler options reduced .exe file-size and memory usage 50%.
Change - Performance enhancements - cacheing of database lookup results.
Change - Application icon now supports Vista/Win7 large (256x256) icon sizes.
BugFix - Incorrect Docked position and size under Vista/Win7 Aero theme.