Did 2.0.19 get pulled from the home page on the FlexRadio.com Website?

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Looks like the 2.0.19 release link from the www.flexradio.com home page has reverted to the 2.0.17 links.  The 2.0.19 installers are still available in the download section of the website.   Was this intentional?   Should we not upgrade to 2.0.19?
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Jay -- N0FB, Elmer

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Greg Day, N8GD

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It shows the 2.0.19 announcement for me along with the 1.11.12 announcement.  You might want to clear your cache to get the latest version of the FlexRadio home page.
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V2.0.19 shows up when I checked, both under FLEX Signature Series SDR (FLEX-6000 Family & Maestro), and also under SmartSDR for Windows. (I assume this is the same file.)
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Bill -VA3WTB

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what is the diff from 2.17 to 2.19?
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Jay / NO5J

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Bill

Just a guess based on the changelog and release notes for 2.0.19.
They both mention that 2.0.19 will be compatible with the new Maestro hardware.
I figure it would probably be necessary for the 6XXX-M models to have a version of SmartSDR that's compatible with their displays. Releasing the changes ahead of shipping the 6XXX-M and then using it with the existing 6XXXs should allow compatibility and stability testing. SmartSDR has to work with the older 6XXX's and the new 6XXX-M's. Getting the new hardware and it's new software out to the alpha testers soon is probably a good, and necessary thing.

73 Jay / NO5J  
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SmartSDR 2.0.19 was released to update the Maestro code with changes necessary to support the latest revision of the Maestro hardware. SmartSDR for Windows and for Maestro are always released together and always share release numbers. SmartSDR for Windows 2.0.19 was released because the Maestro code is needed now. The changes to the Windows code were minor.

If you don't need the Maestro update, you can probably stay on 2.0.17 for now.
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Tim - W4TME, Customer Experience Manager

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I disagree with Dave's advice.  

There are a few bug fixes in 2.0.19 (especially one for CAT).  And if you need support, we require that you are running the latest released version of SmartSDR before we begin any troubleshooting activities.  It is always best to be running the latest version of software and firmware for your FLEX-6000.
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NX6D Dave

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I rescind that comment.  Sorry, Tim.
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No problem, Dave.