With over 1,000 downloads this week and only one "real" bugreport, I feel
it's time to actually announce last week's beta. A description of changes
since 1.3.6 is available at http://www.gpsbabel.org/news/20100215.html -
please check it out and see that it does what you think it should do.
There's a trainload of new code here and I only plan one or two more betas
before considering this the successor to 1.3.6.
If you're running a beta version from the GUI and have *not* been bugged on
startup to upgrade to the latest version, please contact me. Server logs
are still showing checkins of versions that should have been offered
upgrades months ago and I can't explain that unless the user (of beta
software) is consciously declining an upgrade offer (to beta software...).
There's either a user or a software behaviour there that I can't explain.
Also, it feels weird to have to disclaim this, but we've reached the
size/success that we're the target of malware. If your copy of GPSBabel
comes from any web site other than http://www.gpsbabel.org or your trusted
operating system provider, you should consider it suspect. Via Google
Alerts, I've seen GPSBabel on various "warez" sites - which baffles me,
since it's free software that just asks for a donation if you consider it
useful - that contains phishing attempts, malware, and other naughtiness.
"Let's be careful out there."
Anyway, please do check out the beta. Report success or failure to -misc.
If you haven't been auto-notified of an update, I'm especially interested.