#js8call #upgrade Fwd: [JS8Call] JS8Call 0.11.0 Released - Auto ACK relays, Stations Heard Command is Back, and the start of a message inbox! #js8call #upgrade #release


If you have one of our beta images, you can quickly upgrade.  From a terminal perform the following:

cd /tmp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install /tmp/js8call_0.11.0-devel_armhf.deb
# cleanup
rm /tmp/js8call_0.11.0-devel_armhf.deb

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From: Jordan Sherer / KN4CRD <js8call+owner@groups.io>
Date: Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 8:15 PM
Subject: [JS8Call] JS8Call 0.11.0 Released - Auto ACK relays, Stations Heard Command is Back, and the start of a message inbox! #release
To: <js8call@groups.io>

Howdy Folks!

I've released 0.11.0 of JS8Call. This is intended to be the last release that will break backwards compatibility (hooray) which means that we're getting much closer to a 1.0 general release. Go grab your updated copy: https://groups.io/g/js8call/wiki/Download-Links

What's changed? A few things!
  • The stations heard command ("HEARING?") is back. Stations will respond with the top four callsigns most recently heard.
  • Relays now "auto ack" back to the original sender. That makes it much easier to know whether or not a message was delivered. 
    • Because of this, the "#" message was replaced by the same mechanism that relays use ">". So, if you send:   J1Y>HELLO    that would be the equivalent of    J1Y#HELLO
    • The nice thing about this? These messages now get stored in a message inbox and display a flag indicator next to the callsign. Then, double clicking on the callsign will allow you to ignore it for now and respond to the message later. Here's what it looks like:

      Then... a double click:
    • I have a bunch of ideas for improving on this in the future...so keep an eye out for more on this "inbox" idea :)
  • The send button is now red while transmitting. Plus the text changes to be more clear about when a message is queued for transmit vs transmitting: 
  • Plus a bunch of bug fixes!
As usual, if you have an idea for an improvement or run into a bug/issue, head over to the issues list to report it: https://bitbucket.org/widefido/js8call/issues?status=new&status=open

You can always shoot me a note, too. Happy to help!

Hope you enjoy the holidays and the upcoming New Year! 

Cheers y'all! 

Jordan / KN4CRD

Full Changelog:
      Updated README with new links and history line items
      Fixed issue with repeat messages
      Fixed #23: Log window should not halt transmission
      Fixed #28: band activity clear should not deselect callsign selected in call activity
      Fixed #38: Moved Show Heartbeats menu item to the View menu
      Fixed #40: Force uppercase without resetting text
      Experiment with compression
      Configurable slots
      Fixed button alignment
      Simplify conditional
      Updated comments to be more clear
      Rename JS8CallExtended to JS8CallFlag
      Fixed rebase issues
      Fixed rebase issues
      Fixed defines and % in the send button
      Changed send button color while sending and label when ready
      Fixed #41: remember pane sizes when showing/hiding
      Removed comments
      Fixed #43: space prefix should not break directed call
      Fixed #23: idle watchdog should prevent all types of automated transmissions
      Fixed #13: configuration validator should require cq or callsign in cq message
      Fixed #16: do not symlink js8call in usr if not using the opt install prefix
      Added HEARING query back into the app
      Removed QRZ short message
      Removed unused commands
      Fixed heartbeat sub-channel configuration
      Bump eol and versions to 0.11.0
      Added automatic ACK for relay messages
      Removed hash messages '#' as they are now duplicated by relay '>'
      Updated about messaging
      Added relay message storage and display in the call activity list


John D. Hays