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Re: [Tlf-devel] TLF-1.0.0 released

From: Andy Summers
Subject: Re: [Tlf-devel] TLF-1.0.0 released
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 20:52:18 +0000
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Hi Thomas and Happy New Year to all,

So far so good on Fedora 14! I was thrilled to see my audio message bugfixes made it into the stable release! I'll see how it goes in an RSGB contest tomorrow.

Coincidentally I got a Winkeyer USB for Xmas, but it seems I won't be able to use it without some changes either to TLF or to OK2CQR's Winkey USB server (thus far I've had no luck with Rein's original perl version). I wonder if anyone has a good solution? I'll try and explain the problem...

I have a TT Orion, which doesn't have separate PTT and key inputs. When in CW mode PTT becomes key. Conventionally, RTS would control PTT and DTR would be the key. With the Orion you must therefore wire-OR the two outputs. The standard arrangement with TLF is to use cwdaemon for CW, and this also provides PTT control during phone operation. However, cwdaemon also asserts PTT automatically during the CW message, so wire-OR-ing just gives you constant key-down for the duration of the CW message. I've gotten round this issue by hacking cwdaemon so it doesn't automatically assert PTT for a CW message.

Now I have the Winkey I need the ability to turn-off automatic PTT and assert/deassert PTT by the usual cwdaemon command (i.e. <ESC>a1). These features haven't been implemented in OK2CQR's Winkey USB server yet, but Winkey itself looks like it would support it.

Alternatively, a possible TLF feature request would be to add an option for PTT via hamlib command, which is why I mention all this on this reflector.

Thanks for taking on TLF, Thomas.

73 Andy, G4KNO.

On 25/12/10 12:53, Thomas Beierlein wrote:
While still some work on TLF is needed to fix problems and add new
features I think it is time to release a stable TLF-1.0.0 version.

Please find the new version at:

 From the NEWS file:


Major cleanup release. Fixes lot of buffer overruns in string handling,
which stopped old version from working with new GCC and GLIBC.
  * Better recognition of hamlib install (tnx F8FCE)
  * Rewrote handling of initial exchange file. It now allows empty
    and comment lines (#) and spaces around the callsign. Leading
    space before comment gets ignored.
  * Changed ESC handling in comemnt and call input field:
    Does no longer wipe out call and exchange field if you started
  * New callmaster and cty.dat file (tnx OK1RR).

  * Fix input handling of notes.
  * Fix autocq handling.
    - First characters gets no longer swallowed.
    - CQDELAY from logcfg.dat is now handled correct.
  * fix calculation of sunrise and sunset times
  * fix calculation of QSO Rate
  * fix parsing for MARKERDOTS and MARKERCALL keywords in logcfg.dat
  * make Backspace and Delete-Keys the same to allow some more terminal
    input encodings

Enjoy using TLF and keep me informed about bugs, success stories and
suggestions for new features.

Merry Christmas es gd DX,

        Tom DL1JBE.

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