Auto Update

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Now that we no longer have estimated release dates, it would be handy to give SmartSDR an Auto Update notification so that I can know that I have the lastest update before I start my QSO with that guy that knows everything. :-) 
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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Posted 4 years ago

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Jim Gilliam

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Just think the longer it takes for 1.4 to present its gala entrance, the longer we have something to look forward to!

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KY6LA - Howard, Elmer

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You can thank the whiners for the fact that you will no longer have estimated dates or significant details for planned releases except for possibly a brief undated Roadmap of proposed features to happen at some time uncertain in the future...
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Jim Gilliam

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What we need are MORE whiners about the whiners!!!!
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Burt Fisher

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Why are hams so quick to censor?

No self confidence?

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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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Mike (WB8CXO) - I am afraid that is not going to happen.  

We have purposely adopted a fairly open policy to the Community in order to allow anyone to participate in the Community.  We allow all opinions to be expressed, good, bad or indifferent and will not censor or moderate on one's opinions as long as they are communicated in a civil, productive and mature manner. 

One should refrain from ostracizing members who choose to express opinions different from the majority because it shows respect for their choice as you would want your choices respected.

I think we all know what good Community etiquette is and should practice it.
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Al / NN4ZZ

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Tim,
Agree 100% and take the same approach on some other forums I moderate.  In the long run everyone wins and everyone gets to have their say.   Glad to see you have this policy. 

Regards, Al / NN4ZZ  
al (at) nn4zz (dot) com
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Tim,

Adding my support too. I also moderate a forum, or rather do not as I let anything through, even stuff that I personally find *very* offensive. Freedom of speech is too important.
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DrTeeth

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If one were included, I would expect it to increase the pressure for more frequent releases. It all really depends on how the current owners check for that.

I have many programs that included some auto-update in the last relase and then either stopped releasing updates or did so infrequently it was pointless.

I must admit to hitting this site more often than I normally would, expecting the 1.4 release any day now.
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Ken - NM9P, Elmer

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I don't know about auto-update.  But update notification check upon SSDR startup would be a nice feature.  It would reduce the number of times I need to check the Community just to see if a new update has been announced.
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Robert -- N5IKD, Elmer

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Yes, Notification is all that I am suggesting. I don't think anybody would want it to upgrade in the background.
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Bill -VA3WTB

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Can they make a screen notification for that?
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Ted, NX6C

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There is freedom from potential customers unmet expectations with  the removal of long term update schedules.
Instead, only users of SmartSDR and purchased radios would receive a notice at the start of the program:
You are using SmartSDR ver 1.3.8.126    click here to continue
Alpha ver 1.4.35 available to users with NDA's.      sign in to Alpha forum to download
Beta ver 1.4.2 available to users with access to beta forum support only.
                            click here to install
Stable ver 1.3.9 is now available to all users with full support via phone/email/or forum.
                            click here to install