|Additions in SdrDx 2.19 beta (up to 2.19g) |
() 2.19... is cooking. Smell that? It's my brain burning.
Added color-to-color spread capability to the palette editor.
Three more colors added to the color settings dialog: the frequency marker lines, and a new outline color, in waterfall mode.
The MIDI setup dialog (accessed with →Right-clickMDI) now has a setting to entirely disable MIDI; this is in case you are using MIDI musically, and MIDI messages from your instruments are prodding SdrDx, or vice-versa. Most people don't use the MIDI interface, so the feature now defaults to off. Changing the state requires altering the checkbox setting, selecting OK in the dialog, then quitting and restarting SdrDx. If you are using MIDI, the default of no MIDI will disable what you've been doing, and you'll need to change the state of this checkbox.
→Right-click will now clear the RTTY text area.
has a new function, activated by a second →Left-click that results in which will generate the tooltips into the RTTY display area instead of into a conventional tooltip. This was done because tooltip functionality under recent versions of OS X is broken, and users could not see the tooltip text under those OS versions. is still no tooltips other than the memories if is on; results in normal tooltips (which may be broken as noted), and generates the tooltips to the RTTY area.
VFO's now provide FIFOs, which are First-In, First-Out memories of the most recent places you have tuned within each VFO's bandstack. In the VFO dialog, the time it takes to memorize a new tuning is variable from 1 to 60 seconds (using the FIFO time edit box) and the number of FIFO memories is variable from 2 to 16 (using the FIFOs edit box.) You can access the next and previous FIFO memories with →Left-click and →Left-click respectively, or key functions 398 (Next FIFO) and 397 (Previous FIFO) respectively. These are session-local; they are not saved when you exit the program.
Key function 399 (Clear FIFOs), →Right-click, or →Right-click will clear the active VFO's FIFOs. At this point, the timer starts again, and if the tuned frequency remains stable for the number of seconds specified in the VFO dialog's FIFO time edit box, this will be the first entry in the FIFO.
FT8 data transmission frequencies added for all amateur bands 160m through 6m. 14074, etc.
I have made an internal change that alters how alpha / opacity is saved from the color controls Save button. This will cause the alpha not to load properly from previously saved color settings files. New saves will return the correct value. This change was made to make alpha generally available for future color settings. Sorry about the incompatibility; but it's easy to get past, just fix the level and re-save. This change only affects the RF waveform fill color, because that's the only color with an alpha modifier so far.
The load file dialog now obeys Enforce Filter file extensions . Previously, only saves did this. What this does is allows immediate loads of Filenames that have no extension, as long as the file exists with that extension. Otherwise, you could click "Load" with "default" in the filename, and "default.ext" might exist, but it would not load because it was trying to load "default", not "default.ext"
I've removed the information in the documentation covering style sheets. I'm phasing them out in favor of active, GUI-based color controls.
Added alpha (opacity) slider to color controls for use with (for now) the main waterfall fill color.
Color controls for demod freq, center freq, LED readouts and clock added to the color dialog.
I have added a checkbox to the MIDI setup dialog that must be checked before SdrDx's MIDI learn mode will activate. The reason for this is that various customers accidentally activated the mode with a →Right-click on a slider, or an errant press of ESC. The new checkbox defaults to off, so this won't happen any longer. For those few customers using MIDI, it adds one step to the process. You can even leave the checkbox on if you're so inclined and SdrDx will then behave as it did previously, always watching for ESC and →Right-click on sliders for "hot" MIDI association.
VFOs can now save/recall span and grid settings.
Operation of changed. Previously, you had eight color choices for the spectrum color fill. Now you can set the fill color using →Right-click , and just turns the fill on and off.
and positions swapped to match order of + and +
Since the UI changes from time to time in the beta, I built a beta-version button / slider / LED locator so users of the beta releases would not be confused by the incorrect control location displays — now the beta and the release versions have their own locator tools. As always, beta efforts may not quite track each other, whereas the release versions do. Or at least should...
Made some room for the notch displays to get that little bit "fatter" look for the LED segments. This change altered I and C into horizontal controls, and moved them. It also gave us a little more physical range on F.
|Bug fixes in SdrDx 2.19 beta (up to 2.19g)|
Okay, this time I really did fix the startup crash bug mentioned in #5.
EDIT: Sigh. No. Not fixed. Well, part of it was fixed, but still a problem.
There was a race condition that was occurring, most often with the new "native" graphics engine, that could cause an occasional crash on startup. I think that's fixed. If you have crashes on startup, I'd really like to hear about them, particularly if you can provide the text in the System Report.
I have resolved the blank tooltips and certain menu-based controls bug; it was caused by an OS X / QT interaction between the "raster" graphics subsystem and OS X 10.12 (and I presume, later versions of OS X.) The solution is to use QT's "native" graphics subsystem under 10.12; "native" is slower than "raster", but machines running 10.12 are going to have more computing / graphics power than earlier machines so I think it'll be okay. It runs fine here, but I have a pretty robust system. We'll see if there is feedback to the contrary.
Color set dialog was not forcing a refresh of changed colors on default set, cancel, and load. Now it does.
Crash when saving from set colors dialog. Fixed.
Graticule in scope mode was not obeying the color from the Color Setting dialog. Fixed.