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Re: [Tlf-devel] TLF 1.1.0

From: Thomas Beierlein
Subject: Re: [Tlf-devel] TLF 1.1.0
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 07:10:10 +0200

Hi Graham,

Am Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:39:12 -0400
schrieb "Collins, Graham" <address@hidden>:

> I will be sure to post about anything I develop to work with TLF.
> As to "rules" files; is there a suggestion or want or desire to
> collect additional or user created files for inclusion or to place in
> some repository for others to access?
I would strongly prefer such a collection.

At the moment the only way is to post it here and I will include it in
next versions.

I am working on a public repo for TLF together with an Wiki were we can
add such contributions easily. 

73, de Tom DL1JBE.

> No sense in re-inventing the wheel if someone already has a solution.
> Cheers, Graham ve3gtc
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Beierlein [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: September 6, 2011 13:32
> To: Collins, Graham; address@hidden
> Subject: Re: [Tlf-devel] TLF 1.1.0
> Hi Graham,
> thanks for the report. Let me give some comments.
> Am Fri, 2 Sep 2011 14:42:17 -0400
> schrieb "Collins, Graham" <address@hidden>:
> > I use Ubuntu 10.04lts and initially had problems with TLF 0.9.x and
> > was never able to run the app but what I read about TLF intrigued me
> > and I eventually found the fix and the more recent versions 1.x.x.
> > 
> Well, the TLF 0.9 series got crippled by the fact that newer glibc
> libraries do not tolerate buffer overflows anymore. That was one of
> the main reasons to do a TLf 1.0 release.
> > So far so good. I created a rules file for use in the Ohio QSO party
> > last weekend and I am quite pleased with TLF and it is suitable
> > substitute for N1MM for my needs.
> > 
> > The only issue I had with TLF was when I created the Cabrillo log,
> > TLF truncated the exchange field. The exchange for the QSO party was
> > the four letter abbreviation for the county (i.e. LAKE). This filed
> > was truncated to either two or three characters dependent on one of
> > the other data fields. The full four characters where in the TLF log
> > so it looks like it is just a simple truncation issue. I may just
> > take some time to write a little program to convert the TLF log to
> > Cabrillo.
> > 
> One problem are the different cabrillo formats for different contests.
> TLF supports only one or two basic formats (WPX if I remember
> correct).
> For the moment I also would suggest an external conversion (maybe by
> some AWK magic). If you find a working solution, let us know. I can
> add it to the next versions so others can benefit from it.
> > Someone else mentioned that they desired to have the frequency
> > logged. This is also one of my desires. The data is available
> > through hamlib and displayed and in QSO mode (i.e. not Contest
> > mode) the frequency is put in the TLF log (as the last entry on the
> > line I think). 
> > 
> That is on the TODO list for next time. But it will request a cmplete
> change of the log file format. In dxcc mode there is room in the 80
> character log lines, but not in contest mode. So for that to solve we
> need to switch to another log format.
> > I have started to look through the source code to try and get a
> > better understanding of how the program works and what would be
> > required to add the frequency to the TLF log in contest mode.
> > 
> Think also, that you need to reread the data in case you stop and
> later restart TLF.
> Let us know if you find some way to do it.
> 73, de Tom DL1JBE.
> > Cheers, Graham ve3gtc
> > 
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