Re: DVTool 2.0beta5 released
Re: DVTool 2.0beta5 releasedHi Robin:
I downloaded and ran DVTool 2.0beta5 today on my MacBook Pro (2009) under the Snow Leopard version of OS X. I’m reluctant to upgrade to Lion for a number of reasons, including the fact that MS Office 2003 is said not to function under Lion... Which would require an expensive upgrade!
Anyway, DVTool 2.0beta5 works fine with one caveat: As with its predecessor, I can’t use a Bluetooth headset. It causes the program to lock up so that it can’t be disconnected from a reflector or repeater. I had to kill the instance of the program to gain control. When I ran it again I opted for built-in audio for input and output, at which point it worked fine... At least it appeared to work fine since I didn’t encounter any stations; it is kind of late on New Years Day!
Thanks for your continuing work on the DV Dongle and DVAP systems. I own and enjoy both.
Jess Girard ND1L
- I just recently purchased the DV Dongle. I do like the software, with one exception. I have "low vision" and have to set the resolution of my laptop so I can see things good. When I use the DV Tool at the resolution not all of the componets show up, and I cant seem to "widen out" or resize the window so I can see everything. Is this just a problem with my laptop or does something else need to be done. I have a couple of other friends with low vision who stated that they have the same problem. Otherwise, the software is GREAT! Thanks.KJ4TVLFrom: aa4rc <aa4rc@...>
Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2012 12:22 PM
Subject: [DVDongle] DVTool 2.0beta5 released
If you were watching Twitter last evening, you already know that DVTool-2.0beta5 has been released. Congratulations go to KD4IBD for being the first to pick up the new release after the tweet!
The new release is at http://opendstar.org/tools as:
DVToolInstaller-2.0beta5.exe (for Windows)
DVTool-2.0beta5-mac.dmg (for Mac)
DVTool-2.0beta5-linux.tgz (for Linux)
The Linux version was compiled on Ubuntu 11.10 with pulseaudio support. Let me know how that works on other platforms. Don't forget to remove the brltty package on Linux.
The 2.0beta5 release has many internal changes/fixes and adds a new status line at the bottom of the main window that shows where you are connected and who is talking (even when using other tabs). A mic level meter is also included on the status line.
The Utilities tab now includes support for the DVRec file format that is used with the DVAP and dplus releases for gateways. The DVRec file is readable ASCII text and can be an interesting read to see how dstar works (interesting for geeks anyway :) ).
The Setup/Gateways tab has a new checkbox that allows you to automatically reconnect to gateways when your internet connection is a little flaky. It will try every 10 seconds for 3 attempts before giving up.
For the adventurous, you can now include command line options for automatically opening the DV Dongle, connecting to a gateway, etc.
DVTool [ -open ] [ -device DEVICENAME ] [ -gateway GWCALL ] [ -module GWMODULE ] [ -connect ] [ -autoreconnect ]
This would allow you to create a desktop shortcut that opens the DV Dongle and connects to REF001 module C. :)
Let me know if you have any issues with the new release. This probably will not fix the MacOS/Lion issue that some are experiencing since it looks like the problem is with the FTDI USB drivers.
Happy New Year!