Hamlib 1.2.0 released

Hamlib provides a unified environment for the development of radio and rotator control applications. Release 1.2.0 includes many significant improvements since last version. Just to name a few, while the API matures slowly, many backends and new models were added, Python binding is now there, the MinGW(win32) platform is in the supported list. Besides improvements and bug fixes, the experimental work has been continued on SDR, more to come soon, so stay tuned.

Check it out at http://www.hamlib.org !

New in 1.2.0:
* API change:
- freq_t type changed from long long to double
- setting_t changed from long long to long int.
- locator and dec/dms interface rework
- bump library CURRENT version info
* new backends: Lowe (HF-235), FlexRadio (SDR-1000), skelton TAPR (DSP-10), skelton RFT, Ten-Tec models and many new models & fixes
* new rotator backends: sartek
* frontend: emulated transceive mode using polling
* icom: implemented retry, esp. useful for CI-V
* icom: pipelined tuning on Optoscan's
* microtune: no need of root priviledges anymore
* bindings: added Python, new install method (perl is installed in $prefix)
* rigmem: new command to load/store memory content from/to XML file
* port: NetBSD & FreeBSD, mingw32(Windows) port, MacOSX ready

Note: Kylix binding needs a maintainer.

Download pages are accessible at http://sourceforge.net/projects/hamlib
i386 rpms and .deb coming soon. Win32 DLL and VisualBasic wrapper are planned.

Please, test it out and report to hamlib-developer@lists.sourceforge.net
Developers are also invited to join the Hamlib team by subscribing to this
mailing list.

Have fun and let us know!

73's de Stephane - F8CFE

Posted by Stéphane Fillod 2004-02-16

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