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@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Dec 7, 2020 · 9 commits to master since this release

Qt-DAB 3.7 brings - apart from a number of minor changes - two new items:
a. an SNR viewer, a widget can be selected that will show the development of the SNR over time. If configured, the output can be stored in afile and there is - for Linux - a small application that will show the content of the file
b. a skipTable for scanning. In many cases it is known beforehand that a channel does not contain a DAB signal. In the skipTable (made visible with the configurtion widget) it can be indicated which channels can be skipped while scanning. To accomodate DX work, skipTables can be stored into and retrieved from files.

As usual, an AppImage and a Windows installer is available for both qt-dab and dabMini are here available

The documentation is adapted and the up-to-date users guide can be found in the list below (qt-dab.pdf) as pdf file
(It is always advised to at least glance though the document)

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Dec 2, 2020
try to stop looping

@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Dec 1, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/746970284
Qt-DAB 3.7 brings - apart from a number of minor changes - two new items
a. an SNR viewer, a widget can be selected that will show the development of the SNR over time. If configured, the output can be stored in afile and there is - for Linux - a small application that will show the content of the file
b. a skipTable for the scanner. In many cases it is known beforehand that a channel does not contain a DAB signal. In the skipTable (made visible with the configurtion widget) it can be indicated which channels can be skipped while scanning

As usual, an AppImage and a Windows installer is available for both qt-dab and dabMini are here available

The documentation is adapted and the up-to-date users guide can be found in the list below (qt-dab.pdf) as pdf file
(It is always adviced to at least glance though the document)

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@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Oct 21, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/737680209

As usual, an appImage for Linux, and installers for Windows are here.
Again, while I have sympathy for not reading documentation, the documentation attached here describes in detail how to
use (or extend) Qt-DAB

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Pre-release

@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Sep 26, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/730503012

The 3.6 Beta release.
Qt-DAB-3.6 seems fairly complete and is equipped with a widget to set some configuration items from within the GUI
dab-2 is experimental, its functioning is not garanteed, I use it for experimenting with some algorithms and settings
dabMini did not change at all from the previous versions,

Again, I do realize that no one ever reads documentation (I am no exception to this), but Qt-DAB is a fairly complex program and
I wrote a user's guide. For your comfort, I added it to this release.

One remark about the appImage for Qt-DAB and the use of a DABstick: the included driver software for a dabstick requires that an "udev"
file is present, so it will work if you have or had software for the dabstick installed. Furthermore, the included software requires that the kernel module is blacklisted.

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@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Sep 5, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/724459738

Qt-DAB 3.5.3 is an intermediate relase, bringing color to the GUI. Since coloring is rather personal I avoided it for quite a while, but now,
the dayes are shortening, the weather is gray, so it is really time for easy customizable coloring of GUI elements. For the 18 buttons and the 3 scopes setting a color is easy, clicking with the right mouse button will show a menu for selecting 2 colors for the buttons (button base and button text) or 3 colors (display base, grid, and curve).

Note that adding colors to the displays has effect on dab-2, dab-2 does not compile right now.

Note further that the changes have no effect on dabMini, for dabMini, the executables (installer for Windows and an appImage for Linux)
of the previous release can be used.

Again, while we all know that manuals are never read, one of the attached files is a recent user's guide for Qt-DAB

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@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Aug 5, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/715091711

While there is not much difference between 3.5.2 and 3.5.0, some changes were made - to comfort Windows users.
It turned out that the scanning function - when used under Windows with the rtlsdr 2832 devices - gave problems. Of course, would that occur when running Linux, detecting the cause of the error would be well possible. Unfortunately, only being a simple Linux developer,
Windows is far too difficult for me to find the precise cause. However, a number of changes (rewrites) were made - based on educated guesses what could/would have caused the problem - and that problem does not seem to show up anymore. Furthermore, it took a while, but it seems that now jpg slides - windows of course - will be made visible!
Anyway, the README and the documentation contains a disclaimer on the use of the software under Windows.

Well,
the good news is that there is - next to the appImage for x64 Windows, an appImage for dabMini, and there are windows32 installers
for Qt-DAB and dabMini. 64 bit installers for Windows are available on request.
Furthermore, while I appreciate that no one ever reads documentation, I suggest that you at least glance through the users guide if there is a question on the use of Qt-DAB, documentation is quite extensive. To ease life, I added the latest version of the documentation to the items that can be downloaded from here (file qt-dab.pdf)

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Pre-release
Pre-release

@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Jul 31, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/713716273

It took a while to fix some simple issues, but a number of features was implemented since 3.4
for Qt-DAB there is - as always an appImage, and there are now two windows installers, one for the 32 and one for the 64 bit version;
for dabMini there is an appImage - built on an Ubuntu 16.04 VM, and there are now also two Windows installers, one for the 32 bit and one for the 64 bit version.
The README tells what is new, the directory docs in the sourcetree contains an User's guide, and the User's guide is added to the
list of files below (qt-dab.pdf)

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Jul 23, 2020
documentation

@JvanKatwijk JvanKatwijk released this Apr 25, 2020

Travis CI build log: https://travis-ci.org/JvanKatwijk/qt-dab/builds/679380881

Going slowly towards a version 3.5. Currently I am experimenting in targeting the Windows versions to 64 bits rather than 32,

  • seems more natural on a 64 bit machine - and a first step is an experimental version qt-dab-64. The version supports
    dabsticks, the sdrplay (through the 2.13 library) and the airspy.

So, in the list below, the "setup-qt-dab.exe" is the setup for the 32 bit version, while the "setup-qt-dab-64.exe" is the setup for
the 64 bit version.

The appImage for dabMini (for running on an x64 PC) is new, it is generated by me on an Ubuntu 16.04 VM,
and will be renewed from time to time

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