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  • Loring Kutchins
    WL2K Users, Sysops. All, The Winlink Development Team s recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF
    Message 1 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013
      WL2K Users, Sysops. All,

      The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as of this morning.)

      We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).

      Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!

      We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!

      Lor W3QA
      Winlink Development Team
    • PE1RDW
      ... Lor, BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to date
      Message 2 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013
        On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins <lor@...> wrote:

        > WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
        >
        > The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been
        > well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have
        > finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete
        > programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using
        > old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet.
        > (188 as of this morning.)
        >
        > We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite
        > gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and
        > drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email
        > address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at
        > www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
        >
        > Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections
        > or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some
        > of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be
        > impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not
        > properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer
        > without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the
        > edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS
        > improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
        >
        > We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer
        > team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
        >
        > Lor W3QA
        > Winlink Development Team

        Lor,

        BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a
        development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to
        date already.

        --
        73 Andre PE1RDW
      • Loring Kutchins
        Thanks Andre, I m aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would help more
        Message 3 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013
          Thanks Andre, I'm aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would help more than hurt for sysops to move to 6.0.0. The ones using 5.2.5.1, and those older ones not reporting to the web site (you can't see them, but local users know them on-air) are the critical ones to reach.

          Don't assume those you see in the report are all there are!

          -Lor


          On Jan 9, 2013, at 11:44 AM, PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...> wrote:

          > On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins <lor@...> wrote:
          >
          >> WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
          >>
          >> The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as of this morning.)
          >>
          >> We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
          >>
          >> Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
          >>
          >> We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
          >>
          >> Lor W3QA
          >> Winlink Development Team
          >
          > Lor,
          >
          > BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to date already.
          >
          > --
          > 73 Andre PE1RDW
          >
        • Loring Kutchins
          I have my own RPi gateway running from time-to-time on the system. --Lor
          Message 4 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013
            I have my own RPi gateway running from time-to-time on the system.
            --Lor


            On Jan 9, 2013, at 12:09 PM, Loring Kutchins <lor@...> wrote:

            > Thanks Andre, I'm aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would help more than hurt for sysops to move to 6.0.0. The ones using 5.2.5.1, and those older ones not reporting to the web site (you can't see them, but local users know them on-air) are the critical ones to reach.
            >
            > Don't assume those you see in the report are all there are!
            >
            > -Lor
            >
            >
            > On Jan 9, 2013, at 11:44 AM, PE1RDW <pe1rdw@...> wrote:
            >
            >> On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins <lor@...> wrote:
            >>
            >>> WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
            >>>
            >>> The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as of this morning.)
            >>>
            >>> We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
            >>>
            >>> Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
            >>>
            >>> We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
            >>>
            >>> Lor W3QA
            >>> Winlink Development Team
            >>
            >> Lor,
            >>
            >> BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to date already.
            >>
            >> --
            >> 73 Andre PE1RDW
            >>
            >
            >
          • Jerry
            Lor 5.9.2.1 is the latest release version. There is no 6 released yet as far as I can tell from the yahoo website and have seen no announcements of a new
            Message 5 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013

              Lor 5.9.2.1 is the latest release version…   There is no 6 released yet as far as I can tell from the yahoo website and have seen no announcements of a new version..

               

              From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Loring Kutchins
              Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:10 PM
              To: PE1RDW
              Cc: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com; lor@...
              Subject: Re: [BPQ32] RMS Packet, Linux RMS Gateway, BPQ32 - WL2K gateway updates needed

               

               

              Thanks Andre, I'm aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would help more than hurt for sysops to move to 6.0.0. The ones using 5.2.5.1, and those older ones not reporting to the web site (you can't see them, but local users know them on-air) are the critical ones to reach.

              Don't assume those you see in the report are all there are!

              -Lor

              On Jan 9, 2013, at 11:44 AM, PE1RDW pe1rdw@...> wrote:

              > On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins lor@...> wrote:
              >
              >> WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
              >>
              >> The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as of this morning.)
              >>
              >> We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
              >>
              >> Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
              >>
              >> We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
              >>
              >> Lor W3QA
              >> Winlink Development Team
              >
              > Lor,
              >
              > BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to date already.
              >
              > --
              > 73 Andre PE1RDW
              >

            • Jerry
              I guess I am confused how/why/ would, does one update to a developmental version not ready for general release. That would be worse than running an older
              Message 6 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013

                I guess I am confused how/why/ would, does one update to a developmental version not ready for general release.

                 

                That would be worse than running an older version.. If one ran a version without all the bugs checked and fixed.. ???????

                 

                I think I am happy at 5.2.9.1 until John releases the next version be it 5.x.x.x. or 6.x.x.x.

                73 jerry

                 

                From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Loring Kutchins
                Sent: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 12:10 PM
                To: PE1RDW
                Cc: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com; lor@...
                Subject: Re: [BPQ32] RMS Packet, Linux RMS Gateway, BPQ32 - WL2K gateway updates needed

                 

                 

                Thanks Andre, I'm aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would help more than hurt for sysops to move to 6.0.0. The ones using 5.2.5.1, and those older ones not reporting to the web site (you can't see them, but local users know them on-air) are the critical ones to reach.

                Don't assume those you see in the report are all there are!

                -Lor

                On Jan 9, 2013, at 11:44 AM, PE1RDW pe1rdw@...> wrote:

                > On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins lor@...> wrote:
                >
                >> WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
                >>
                >> The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as of this morning.)
                >>
                >> We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
                >>
                >> Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
                >>
                >> We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
                >>
                >> Lor W3QA
                >> Winlink Development Team
                >
                > Lor,
                >
                > BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to date already.
                >
                > --
                > 73 Andre PE1RDW
                >

              • John Wiseman
                Just to confirm the postion regarding WL2K compatibility The Version 6.0.0.x series is an experimental Linux port of BPQ32, and is being tested by a couple of
                Message 7 of 8 , Jan 9, 2013
                  Just to confirm the postion regarding WL2K compatibility
                   
                  The Version 6.0.0.x series is an experimental Linux port of BPQ32, and is being tested by a couple of stations
                   
                  The latest released version of BPQ32 is 5.2.9.1, and ideally everyone should update to that version.
                   
                  Versions prior to 5.2.6.1 do not have the latest WL2K reporting code, so if you have any connectivity to WL2K and are running these, you need to update.
                   
                  5.2.7.1 added the option to update the WL2K SYSOP record, so you should run at least this version.
                   
                  73, John
                   

                  From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Loring Kutchins
                  Sent: 09 January 2013 17:10
                  To: PE1RDW
                  Cc: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com; lor@...
                  Subject: Re: [BPQ32] RMS Packet, Linux RMS Gateway, BPQ32 - WL2K gateway updates needed

                   

                  Thanks Andre, I'm aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would help more than hurt for sysops to move to 6.0.0. The ones using 5.2.5.1, and those older ones not reporting to the web site (you can't see them, but local users know them on-air) are the critical ones to reach.

                  Don't assume those you see in the report are all there are!

                  -Lor

                  On Jan 9, 2013, at 11:44 AM, PE1RDW pe1rdw@...> wrote:

                  > On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins
                  href="mailto:lor%40w3qa.net">lor@...> wrote:
                  >
                  >>
                  WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
                  >>
                  >> The Winlink Development Team's
                  recent call for software updates has been well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs. We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old, dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as of this morning.)
                  >>
                  >> We need your help
                  to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
                  >>
                  >> Many of the older software versions can no
                  longer make CMS connections or will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
                  >>
                  >> We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small
                  volunteer team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
                  >>
                  >> Lor W3QA
                  >> Winlink Development
                  Team
                  >
                  > Lor,
                  >
                  > BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production
                  version, version 6.0.0 is a development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to date already.
                  >
                  > --
                  > 73 Andre
                  PE1RDW
                  >

                • Jeff - WA4ZKO
                  Suspect some of the resistance to update past 5.2.5.1 is the new MDI interface. I m in that camp sort of.... Not real crazy about the new node interface.
                  Message 8 of 8 , Jan 11, 2013
                    Suspect some of the resistance to update past 5.2.5.1 is the new MDI interface. I'm in that camp sort of.... Not real crazy about the new node interface. Personal preference..I guess. Admittedly I haven't tried the latest version, but I found 5.2.5.1 ran fine during stress testing and never saw a need to upgrade off it.

                    I just run the newer BPQBBS modules on top of 5.2.5.1 and keep the software admin headaches minimal. I have no need for the web, aprs, telnet, or Winlink features in the newer versions so I get that luxury ;-)

                    I think there are several folks using a v4 BPQ32 version and very happy with it for their needs.

                    Just making note that not everyone runs the "latest" are very happy with current setups/versions. Obviously folks that want to do Winlink or need the other features would be best served by upgrading.

                    Once it is done I'll take a look at the Linux version. Sounds interesting, but I just don't have time for "beta" testing ;-)


                    73
                    Jeff
                    WA4ZKO
                    "Packet Radio never died, it just evolved."
                    http://twitter.com/wa4zko


                    --- In BPQ32@yahoogroups.com, "John Wiseman" wrote:
                    >
                    > Just to confirm the postion regarding WL2K compatibility
                    >
                    > The Version 6.0.0.x series is an experimental Linux port of BPQ32, and is
                    > being tested by a couple of stations
                    >
                    > The latest released version of BPQ32 is 5.2.9.1, and ideally everyone should
                    > update to that version.
                    >
                    > Versions prior to 5.2.6.1 do not have the latest WL2K reporting code, so if
                    > you have any connectivity to WL2K and are running these, you need to update.
                    >
                    > 5.2.7.1 added the option to update the WL2K SYSOP record, so you should run
                    > at least this version.
                    >
                    > 73, John
                    >
                    > _____
                    >
                    > From: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com [mailto:BPQ32@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
                    > Loring Kutchins
                    > Sent: 09 January 2013 17:10
                    > To: PE1RDW
                    > Cc: BPQ32@yahoogroups.com; lor@...
                    > Subject: Re: [BPQ32] RMS Packet, Linux RMS Gateway, BPQ32 - WL2K gateway
                    > updates needed
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    >
                    > Thanks Andre, I'm aware of that, and I assume other BPQ users and sysops
                    > know that too. John has been good to keep up with our improvements. It would
                    > help more than hurt for sysops to move to 6.0.0. The ones using 5.2.5.1, and
                    > those older ones not reporting to the web site (you can't see them, but
                    > local users know them on-air) are the critical ones to reach.
                    >
                    > Don't assume those you see in the report are all there are!
                    >
                    > -Lor
                    >
                    > On Jan 9, 2013, at 11:44 AM, PE1RDW pe1rdw@...
                    > > wrote:
                    >
                    > > On Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:31:47 +0100, Loring Kutchins lor@...
                    > > wrote:
                    > >
                    > >> WL2K Users, Sysops. All,
                    > >>
                    > >> The Winlink Development Team's recent call for software updates has been
                    > well received by HF sysops. All RMS Pactor and RMS WINMOR HF gates have
                    > finally upgraded to RMS Trimode. These are now officially obsolete programs.
                    > We locked them in the attic. But there are some sysops using old,
                    > dysfunctional versions of BPQ32, Linux RMS Gateway, and RMS Packet. (188 as
                    > of this morning.)
                    > >>
                    > >> We need your help to notify these sysops. Please look for your favorite
                    > gateways in the "Need Upgrade" list at www.winlink.org/RMSVersions and drop
                    > the sysop a request that he update. You can find the sysop's email address
                    > by mousing over the callsign in the frequency list at
                    > www.winlink.org/RMSChannels (if they appear there).
                    > >>
                    > >> Many of the older software versions can no longer make CMS connections or
                    > will throw errors because we did away with keycodes last Spring. Some of
                    > these may still be reporting to the website, however they will be impaired
                    > if a user tries to make a connection through them. They may not properly
                    > report themselves on frequency lists or maps. Left much longer without
                    > becoming current, these stations will eventually fall over the edge of the
                    > earth and disappear completely, as we continue needed CMS improvements. We
                    > hope these sysops will perk up and stay aboard!
                    > >>
                    > >> We appreciate your help, and hope you understand that a small volunteer
                    > team needs to "crowdsource" as much help as it can. Thanks!
                    > >>
                    > >> Lor W3QA
                    > >> Winlink Development Team
                    > >
                    > > Lor,
                    > >
                    > > BPQ 5.2.9.1 is the latest production version, version 6.0.0 is a
                    > development version so nearly all of the listed BPQ32 stations are up to
                    > date already.
                    > >
                    > > --
                    > > 73 Andre PE1RDW
                    > >
                    >
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